Details Sites
Name Augusta
Site added 2008-02-13 13:33:00
Year of investigation 2005-2006
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Siracusa
Site type Area (100 meters)
Time all 3000
Latitude 37.2458
Longitude 15.2326
Datum WGS84
Elevation 6
Previous elevation
Distance 400
Previous distance
Geomorphic setting Other
Site Type
  • Hand core
  • Engine core
Site description This site is located near the Augusta hospital and behind the old salt pan, 50m NE with respect to a coastal marsh.
Paleotsunamis [New]
Event n° Lab. youngest age Youngest calendar age Lab. oldest age Oldest calendar age Preferred age
Event n° 1 1960±30 [120, -40] 2685±30 [-800, -900] BC 400-600
Event n° 2 2685±30 [-800, -900] 2745±30 [-820, -975] BC 800-1000
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