Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Research article
17 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 17 Jul 2018

Tsunamis boulders on the rocky shores of Minorca (Balearic Islands)

Francesc Xavier Roig-Munar, Joan Manuel Vilaplana, Antoni Rodríguez-Perea, José Ángel Martín-Prieto, and Bernadí Gelabert

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Short summary
Large boulders have been found on platforms that comprise the rocky coastline of Minorca (Balearic Islands), several tens of meters from the edge of the cliff, up to 15 m above the sea level, and kilometers away from any inland escarpment. The age of the boulders, the direction of imbrication and the estimation of run-up necessary for their placement indicate dislodging and transport by northern Africa tsunami waves that hit the coastline of Minorca.
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