Measured and computed Hokkaido Nansei-Oki earthquake tsunami of 1993

Tomoyuki Takahashi, Nobuo Shuto, Fumihiko Imamura, Hideo Matsutomi

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The linear long-wave theory is used in the first stage to find the tsunami initial profile. The perfect reflection is assumed at the land boundary. On comparing the computed with the measured overall runup distribution, the best fault model is found among 24 models. It consists of three sub-faults dipping westward. It satisfies the measured land subsidence and overall distribution of runup heights in Okushiri Island. Then, the shallow-water theory with bottom friction is used to simulate runup. The runup condition is used as the land boundary condition. The arrival time and runup heights agree well with the measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-900
Number of pages15
JournalProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Coastal Engineering. Part 1 (of 3) - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: 1994 Oct 231994 Oct 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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