Israel at tsunami risk

Israel is located in the Mediterranean Sea where two tectonic plates, the Eurasian and the African, can converge and trigger a major earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake may not happen in Israel but in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus or Egypt; close enough to trigger tsunami waves on Israel’s shores. The last tsunami was recorded in 1956 and was the result of a large earthquake in Greek waters. Prior to that, tsunamis were also recorded near Acre in the 19th century and Caesarea in the 12th century.


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