Nearly a century has passed since Europe’s last major tsunami, a 13m wave caused by an earthquake off the coast of Sicily that was responsible for around 2,000 deaths. Sometimes tsunamis in the Mediterranean can be even more destructive – a large volcanic eruption on the island of Thera (Santorini) around 3500 years ago generated a wave that decimated an entire civilisation, the Minoans, and may have led to the legend of Atlantis.
Analyze the preparations for the next big seismic activity in the Mediterranean region and see if you can create a solution.
After analyzing the potential causes and affects of the next Mediterranean tsunami brainstorm in your groups possible solutions governments and people living in the Mediterranean coastal region could implement to lessen the harm this tsunami would cause.
1-List the cause(s) of the tsunami
2-List the possible affects of the tsunami
3- (critical thinking) Create at least 1 possible solution.
X-factor (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eruption-of-mount-vesuvius-begins) See the affects of the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79.