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Tsunamis: 1992–1994

Their Generation, Dynamics, and Hazard

Editors: Satake, Kenji, Imamura, Fumihiko (Eds.)

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The 1993 Southwest Hokkaido Earthquake of Magnitude 7. 9 (July 12, 22: 17 JST) caused serious tsunami disasters in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, particularly on Okushiri Island (a tiny island off the southwest coast of Hokkaido with a population of about 4,500 at the time of earthquake). Of 230 casualties, including 28 missing, about 200 deaths are attributable to the tsunami. We have conducted detailed field surveys of tsunami disasters to learn lessons from this costly natural experiment for the future prevention of similar tsunami disasters. Our field work was conducted in four surveys totaling 39 days. During the first field survey (July 16 through July 21, 1994), we worked mostly on the estimation of the subsidence of Okushiri Island during the earthquake. Hence, our main work on tsunami disasters initiated from the second field survey (July 31 through Aug. 15, 1994). Several groups have conducted detailed surveys of the distribution of tsunami runup height as measured from the level of sea water (TsUJI et al. , 1 994a, b; MATSUTOMI and SHUTO, 1994; GOTO et al. , 1994). Such a precise runup height distribution is essential for characterizing tsunami, including its overall size. Indeed, the height distribution is the fundamental data for inferring earthquake source parameters through the simulation of tsunami generation (TAKAHASHI et al. , 1994; IMAMURA et al. , 1994; TSUJI et al. , 1994a; SATAKE and TANIOKA 1994; ABE, 1994; TANIOKA et al. , in review).

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • Introduction to “Tsunamis: 1992–94”

    Pages 373-379

    Satake, Kenji (et al.)

  • Analysis and Automatic Processing in Near-field of Eight 1992–1994 Tsunamigenic Earthquakes: Improvements Towards Real-time Tsunami Warning

    Pages 381-408

    Schindelé, F. (et al.)

  • Edge Wave and Non-trapped Modes of the 25 April 1992 Cape Mendocino Tsunami

    Pages 409-426

    González, F. I. (et al.)

  • Ocean Cable Measurements of the Tsunami Signal from the 1992 Cape Mendocino Earthquake

    Pages 427-440

    Thomson, D. J. (et al.)

  • Source Characteristics of the 1992 Nicaragua Tsunami Earthquake Inferred from Teleseismic Body Waves

    Pages 441-453

    Kikuchi, Masayuki (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tsunamis: 1992–1994
Book Subtitle
Their Generation, Dynamics, and Hazard
Editors
  • Kenji Satake
  • Fumihiko Imamura
Series Title
Pageoph Topical Volumes
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Verlag
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-7279-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-7279-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-5102-1
Series ISSN
2504-3625
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 520
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