Details Sites
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Name Salinas De Cabo De Gata
Site added 2008-05-19 12:46:00
Year of investigation 2004
Country Spain
Region Andalucia
Province Almeria
Site type Point
Time all
Latitude 36.7775
Longitude -2.2319
Datum WGS84
Elevation 4
Previous elevation
Distance 800
Previous distance
Geomorphic setting Coastal lake
Site Type
  • Coast
  • Engine core
Site description The laguna of Cabo de Gata, which is used as saline since Phoenician times, form a potential reservoir for marine ingressions, such as strong winter storms or tsunamis. The beach wall is up to 4m high and very straight, no active washover fans or bypasses exist. The laguna has a deposit history of 6000 yr.
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Paleotsunamis [New]
Event n° Lab. youngest age Youngest calendar age Lab. oldest age Oldest calendar age Preferred age
Event n° 1 680±30 [1272, 1314] --±-- [1357, 1388] --
Event n° 2 850±35 [1152, 1262] --±-- [1050, 1083] --
Bibliography [Edit]
Authors Year Title Journal/Report
Becker-Heidmann P., K. Reicherter And P.G. Silva 2007 14C-Dated charcoal and sediment drilling cores as first evidence of Holocene tsunamis at the southern Spanish coast Radiocarbon
Reicherter, K. And P. Becher-Heidmann 2008 Tsunamites in lagunas: remains of the 1522 Almeria earthquake (western Mediterranean) Preprint of a paper for 2nd International Tsunami Field Symposium INQUA Commission Sea Level Changes and Coastal Evolution