A recent study looks at the risk of a tsunami wave for the coast of Spain. The early warning systems do not offer sufficient protection, warn experts.
Barcelona – In a study by the Institut de Ciències del Mar in Barcelona, researchers examined the risk of a tsunami wave in the western Mediterranean. As a rule, tsunamis are caused by strong seaquakes. The study specifically examined leaf displacements in which parts of the earth’s crust slide past each other along a vertical surface. These shifts are possible in the western Mediterranean, also known as the Alborán Sea. Because: This is where the African tectonic plate meets the Eurasian.
The extent of a tsunami wave could be devastating for Spain, possible consequences reveals Merkur.de *.
And the researchers draw particular attention to one problem. A tsnuami triggered by such an earthquake could hit densely populated sectors of the Iberian coast within 21 or 35 minutes. In the opinion of the experts, far too quickly for the early warning systems currently in use. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.