Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research

Perspectives on Tsunami Hazard Reduction: Observations, Theory and Planning

Editors: Hebenstreit, Gerald T. (Ed.)

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The promontory of Gargano in the southern Adriatic Sea represents one of the most interesting Italian coastal zones subjected to tsunami hazard. Figure la gives the geographical map of Italy; with a box embracing the region of Gargano; details of that region are in turn sketched in Figure lb. Because of the incompleteness of the earthquake and tsunami catalogues, no reports on tsunamis in this area are available prior to 1600 AD. The Gargano events have been recently revised in order to establish their reliability and to attain the phenomenological reconstruction of the tsunamis (Guidoboni and Tinti, 1987 and 1988; Tinti et. al. , 1995). This work fits the general purpose of assessing tsunami hazard along the Italian coasts and represents a continuation of a previous study, where the first quantitative description of the 1627 tsunami from a numerical modeling viewpoint was performed (Tinti and Piatanesi, 1996). The earthquake took place on 30 July 1627 about mid-day and was followed by four large aftershocks. It claimed more than 5,000 victims and destroyed completely numerous villages in the northern Gargano area, with the most severe damage located between S. Severo and Lesina. The earthquake excited a tsunami with the most impressive effects in proximity of the Lesina Lake where the most reliable contemporary chronicles report about an initial sea water withdrawal of about 2 miles and a subsequent penetration inland.

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`... encompasses a diverse set of topics, the papers are generally well written and should be a valuable source of information for students, researchers, and tsunami hazard planners.'
Pure and Applied Geophysics, 154 (1999)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Coastal Effects and Damage Due to the 3rd June, 1994 Java Tsunami

    Pages 1-20

    Maramai, Alessandra (et al.)

  • Expert Tsunami Database for the Pacific: Motivation, Design, and Proof-of-Concept Demonstration

    Pages 21-34

    Gusiakov, V. K. (et al.)

  • Local Responses to the October 4, 1994 Tsunami Warning: Washington, Oregon, California

    Pages 35-45

    Preuss, Jane

  • Precise Tsunami Observation System in Deep Ocean by an Ocean Bottom Cable Network for the Prediction of Earthquakes and Tsunamis

    Pages 47-66

    Iwasaki, S. I. (et al.)

  • Asperity Distribution of Alaskan-Aleutian Earthquakes: Implications for Seismic and Tsunami Hazards

    Pages 67-81

    Johnson, Jean M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on Tsunami Hazard Reduction: Observations, Theory and Planning
Editors
  • Gerald T. Hebenstreit
Series Title
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
Series Volume
9
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-8859-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-8859-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4811-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4938-4
Series ISSN
1878-9897
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 218
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