This map classifies coastal areas in Europe according to the probability of a tsunami occurrence.
There are several geological and historical records of tsunamis. The most endangered zones lie in close vicinity to the main volcanoes or along seismically active zones. Tectonically induced tsunamis occur in Europe mainly in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Tsunamis caused by submarine or terrestrial landslides have mainly occurred in Norway, but also in some other areas in Europe. In general, it can be concluded that tsunamis are possible along all shorelines that lie in tectonically active zones or in areas where submarine or terrestrial landslides are possible. Even though no devastating tsunamis have occurred in Europe in the last 100 years, the potential for hazard is still high.
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