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Mega-flood filled the Mediterranean in months

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:15 PM
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The entire Mediterranean was filled in just a few months! This is amazing and shows that the straits of Gibraltar were created when this flood happened. If there had been a land way before this then the humans would have settled down in Europe much earlier. The human evolution thus was not helped by this flood and had this flood not happened then human history in Europe would have been different.


EAT your heart out, Noah. A flood of biblical proportions filled the present-day Mediterranean Sea in a matter of months. At its peak the mega-flood caused the sea's level to rise by over 10 metres per day.

Around 5.6 million years ago the Mediterranean Sea almost completely evaporated when it became disconnected from the Atlantic Ocean. This was due to uplift of the Strait of Gibraltar by tectonic activity, combined with a drop in sea level. Further tectonic activity 5.3 million years ago lowered the Strait and reconnected the dry Mediterranean basin with the Atlantic.

Previously it was assumed that it took at least a decade to refill the Mediterranean, via a waterfall over the Strait. Now a new analysis shows that the bulk of the water arrived in less than two years, pouring down a long, shallow ramp.


Source: www.newscientist.com...


[edit on 10-12-2009 by sunny_2008ny]




posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 12:38 PM
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I saw this story yesterday, and debated starting a post about it.

It's amazing to think it happened so fast. It also shows just how fragile our environment is, things can change quickly.



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