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Research article 12 Sep 2017

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

Francesc X. Roig-Munar1, Josep M. Vilaplana2, Antoni Rodríguez-Perea3, José A. Martín-Prieto1, and Bernadí Gelabert4 Francesc X. Roig-Munar et al.
  • 1QU4TRE, environmental consulting/AXIAL, geology and natural environment, Carritxaret 18.6, es Migjorn Gran, E07749 Minorca, Spain
  • 2Department of Earth and Ocean Dynamics, RISKNAT Group, Geomodels, Universitat de Barcelona, Martí i Franquès, s/n, E08028 Barcelona, Spain
  • 3Department of Geography, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa, km 7.5, E07122 Palma, Majorca, Spain
  • 4Department of Biology, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa, km 7.5, E07122 Palma, Majorca, Spain

Abstract. Large boulders have been found on marine cliffs of 24 study areas of Minorca, Balearic Archipelago. These large imbricated boulders, of up to 229tonnes, are located on platforms that conform the rocky coastline of Minorca, several tenths of meters from the edge of the cliff, up to 15m above the sea level, and kilometres away from any inland escarpment. They are mostly located on the southeast coast of the island, and numerical models have identified this coastline as a high tsunami impact zone. The age of the boulders in most of the studied localities show a good correlation with historical tsunamis. Age of the boulders, direction of imbrication and estimation of run-up necessary for their placement, indicate dislodging and transport by North Africa tsunami waves that hit the coastline of Minorca.

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