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Historical and Recent Catastrophic Tsunamis in the World

Volume I. The 2011 Tohoku Tsunami

Satake, K., Rabinovich, A.B., Dominey-Howes, D., Borrero, J. (Eds.)

2013, VI, 405 p.

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  • About this book

  • Presents research about the worldshaking Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011
  • Covers data analyses and numerical simulations
  • Includes studies on the impact of the Tohoku Tsunami on other regions, e.g. Australia, New Zealand, Galapagos, and California
The 2011 Tohoku earthquake generated a tsunami that caused severe damage including 20,000 casualties in Japan. The tsunami also affected other Pacific coasts, including the Kuril Islands, the USA, French Polynesia, the Galapagos Islands, Australia, and New Zealand. This volume contains an introduction and 21papers, mostly presented at the 25th International Tsunami Symposium held 1-4 July 2011, only four months after the tsunami. They report seismological aspects of the event related to the tsunami warning, the tsunami impacts and effects in Japan and around the Pacific, analyses of instrumental tsunami data and modelling.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Tohoku Earthquake - Tsunami effects on coastal infrastructure and buildings - data analysis, real time assessment and modelling - historical comparison - tsunami impacts and effects in Japan

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Table of contents 

Introduction.- From 3-Hz P waves to 0S2: No evidence of a slow component to the source of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.- On the application of Mwp in the near field and the March 11, 2011 Tohoku earthquake.- Lessons learned from the 2011 Great East Japan tsunami: Performance of tsunami countermeasures, coastal buildings, and tsunami evacuation in Japan.- The 11 March 2011 East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Tsunami effects on coastal infrastructure and buildings.- The 11 March 2011 Tohoku tsunami survey in Rikuzentakata and comparison with historical events.- Salinity in soils and tsunami deposits in areas affected by the 2010 Chile and 2011 Japan tsunamis.- Satellite data for a rapid assessment of tsunami inundation areas after the 2011 Tohoku tsunami.- Coastal sedimentation associated with the Tohoku tsunami of 11 March 2011 in South Kuril Islands, NW Pacific Ocean.- Manifestation of the 2011 Great Tohoku tsunami on the coast of the Kuril Islands: A tsunami with ice.- Tide−tsunami interaction in Columbia River, as implied by historical data and numerical simulations.- Observations and impacts from the 2010 Chilean and 2011 Japanese tsunamis in California (USA).- Frequency domain response at Pacific coast harbors to major tsunamis of 2005–2011.- The 2010 and 2011 tsunamis in French Polynesia: Operational aspects and field surveys.- Coastal impacts of the March 11th Tohoku, Japan tsunami in the Galapagos Islands.- Effects of the March 2011 Japanese tsunami in bays and estuaries of SE Australia.- Observations, effects and real time assessment of the March 11, 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami in New Zealand.- Comparison of the 2010 Chile and 2011 Japan tsunamis in the far field.- Waveform and spectral analyses of the 2011 Japan tsunami records on tide gauge and DART stations across the Pacific Ocean.- Japan's 2011 tsunami: Characteristics of wave propagation from observations and numerical modeling.- Modeling of the 2011 Japan tsunami: Lessons for near-field forecast.- Numerical simulation of the 2011 Tohoku tsunami based on a new transient FEM co-seismic source: Comparison to far- and near-field observations.

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