By Gerassimos Papadopoulos
Tsunamis within the European-Mediterranean area: From old checklist to probability Mitigation offers readers with a far wanted, trustworthy, and updated historical past of the zone, together with descriptions and parameters of the most occasions from pre-history to the current which are supported by way of parametric catalogues, pictorial fabric, and examples of instrumental files, resembling tide-gauge records.
The publication provides a broader standpoint of wanted motion for neighborhood and nationwide governments, and overseas organisations, and is written by means of an the world over famous specialist during this box, supplying an authoritative account of ancient tsunamis within the japanese Mediterranean.
It addresses key issues of tsunami mitigation, together with the platforms at the moment on hand for tsunami recording, tracking, and early caution, besides a presentation of the preventative measures that may be utilized in all tsunami-vulnerable regions.
- Details the platforms presently to be had for tsunami recording, tracking, and early caution, and the applied sciences that aid them
- Contains numerical modeling thoughts used for the new release, propagation, and inundation of tsunamis
- Presents transparent examples of tsunamis within the zone and their documentation, in addition to comparisons with different areas globally
- Includes full-color illustrations that accompany the text
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2006). , 2014 and consequent debate in the same issue). The eruption history may have included four main phases (Heiken and McCoy, 1984) and concluded with the formation of the largest part of the caldera dominating the landscape of modern Santorini. , 2003). A variety of geological and archeological field observations as well as results of numerical simulations are discussed in the next section in an effort to examine the generation mechanism of the so-called Minoan tsunami. 3 km offshore to the northeast of Thera.
2007; Ambraseys, 2009). On AD July 9, 551 the sea retreated for a mile and many ships were destroyed along the coasts of Phoenicia, modern Lebanon, particularly in the cities of Beirut and Tripoli, as well as in Syria and Palestine. , 2007). After an earthquake on AD January 18, 746 or 749, which affected Palestine, Jordan, and Syria, the waves “rose up to the sky” and destroyed cities and villages. Tsunamis were reported after the strong earthquakes on AD December 5, 1033, that shook the region around the Jordan Valley, on AD May 29, 1068, an event possibly centering at the south of the Levantine rift, and on AD January 14, 1546 near the Dead Sea (Ambraseys, 2009).
However, Kawamura et al. , 2011), supported that the tsunamis should be generated all along the axis of the Japan Trench as shown by the scenario of Tanioka and Satake (1996). 18 Image of the Japan convergent margin, with run-ups from the March 2011 tsunami. White line, convergent margin; vertical lines, run-up heights. ) set in motion by the earthquake. According to Kawamura et al. 18). 19). The tsunami penetrated inland about 4 km. From seismotectonic considerations and tsunami numerical modeling, Minoura et al.