Press release for students - Tsunamis in the Mediterranean

EGU Planet Press

From EGU  --  A team of European researchers, led by Achilleas Samaras, a Greek researcher working in Italy, has created a new computer model that looks at how parts of Italy and Greece would be affected if a tsunami was triggered after a large earthquake in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Click here for a PDF of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online.  This article was published August 27, 2015.  This is a kids version of the EGU article: "Press Release: What would a tsunami in the Mediterranean look like?".


Planet Press is an initiative from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) aimed at getting kids (mainly 7-11 year olds), parents, and educators interested in and engaged with up to date scientific research and news. Each Planet Press is reviewed by a scientist and educator to ensure the content is scientifically accurate and that the language used is appropriate for the 7-11 age range.  If you are an educator, these press releases can be used in the classroom to aid teaching about current subjects such as climate change or earthquakes and tsunamis, to make lessons more interesting and relevant by taking into account modern science and developments.  To see previous Planet Press articles, visit: