Prehistoric North Sea 'Atlantis' hit by 5m tsunami

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Prehistoric North Sea 'Atlantis' hit by 5m tsunami

Postby simonwheeler » Thu May 01, 2014 5:19 am

A prehistoric "Atlantis" in the North Sea may have been abandoned after being hit by a 5m tsunami 8,200 years ago.
The wave was generated by a catastrophic subsea landslide off the coast of Norway.

Story from the BBC website

The tsunami would also have affected what is now Scotland and the eastern coast of England, as well as the northern coast of continental Europe.
The wave that hit the north-east coast of Scotland is estimated to have been some 14m high, though it is unclear whether this area was inhabited at the time.
But waves measuring some 5m in height would have hit the eastern coast of England, and there is good evidence humans were in this area 8,000 years ago.
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