Will a French city be hit by a tsunami in the years to come? This dark scenario is that of Unesco (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is an international specialized agency of the United Nations Organization), deciphers . In a report published Tuesday, June 21, the organization points to the “very high” risk of a tidal wave in the next thirty years.
The information is not new, since the city of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes, had already experienced a tsunami in 1979. At the time, recalls , a wave of three meters had hit the city, causing extensive material damage, but also the death of eleven people. This time, according to Unesco, it is Marseilles which is targeted by this risk, like all the Mediterranean cities, since the organization explains that none of them is immune to this “very likely” risk. However, these tidal waves would be less important, with waves of about one meter, still causing great damage, specifies the report, both on the human and material level.