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AbbeySam

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Tsunami's Causing Ancient Destructions
« on: September 07, 2010, 22:53:20 »
I came across an article about the ancient city of 'Leukaspis' or 'Antiphrae' (aka 'Marina') in Egypt which has been excavated and now being opened up to the public for the first time.  The article (link below) states that this once busy port was pretty much destroyed by a tsunami in the fourth century which wiped out much of the region.  The tsunami was caused by an earthquake near Crete. 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100907/ap_on_sc/ml_egypt_ancient_city_by_the_sea_2

Were all tsunamis caused by earthquakes?  Are the earthquakes all caused by friction and moving tectonic plates?  Or could this disaster (which also ruined Alexandria) have been caused by a different type of disaster, ie, an imbalance in the skies and the earth trying to balance itself out?  :-\