6th century tsunami devasted Lake Geneva

New research shows that a killer tsunami devastated the shoreline of Lake Geneva in Switzerland in the 6th century, swamping villages around the lake. The disaster is believed to have been caused by falling rocks on the Rhone River side of the lake.

Geologists studied seismic profiles and sediment composition around Lake Geneva to create the report which has been published online at Nature Geoscience. The team suggest further study to prevent future tragedies.