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Name Augusta Offshore
Site added 2009-09-09 15:15:00
Year of investigation 2008-2009
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Siracusa
Site type Point
Time all 4500
Latitude 37.2114
Longitude 15.2531
Datum WGS84
Elevation -72
Previous elevation
Distance 6000
Previous distance
Geomorphic setting Other
Site Type
  • Engine core
Site description The bay is characterized by a narrow shelf and a relatively steep slope. Seismic lines show the presence of an uppermost nearly transparent homogeneous sedimentary sequence likely deposited after the Last Glacial Maximum.
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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 --±-- [--, --] --±-- [--, --] 1915-1930
Event n° 2 --±-- [--, --] 1495±30 [848, 1226] 1650-1740 AD
Event n° 3 1495±30 [823, 1223] 1655±35 [693, 1031] 890-1270 AD
Event n° 4 1655±35 [693, 1031] 1820±30 [542, 897] 580-950 AD
Event n° 5 1820±30 [542, 897] 1960±30 [380, 719] 450-800 AD
Event n° 6 1960±30 [380, 710] 2330±30 [364, -52] 140-620 AD
Event n° 7 2330±30 [364, -52] 2680±35 [-42, -486] BC 0-360
Event n° 8 2680±35 [-42, -486] 2925±35 [-384, -775] BC 120-550
Event n° 9 2680±35 [-42, -486] 2925±35 [-384, -775] BC 200-610
Event n° 10 2920±35 [-384, -775] 3720±35 [-794, -1219] BC 470-900
Event n° 11 3720±35 [-794, -1219] 4245±30 [-1998, -2460] BC 930-1580
Bibliography [Edit]
Authors Year Title Journal/Report
Smedile A., P.M. De Martini, M.S. Barbano, D. Pantosti, F. Gerardi, P. Del Carlo,L. Bellucci, L. Gasperini, L. Sagnotti, A. Polonia And C. Pirrotta 2008 Paleotsunamis evidence in the Augusta Bay (Eastern Sicily, Italy). AGU fall meeting 2008- Abstract volume