Category: Tsunami

Assessing the Probability of a Future Devastating Earthquake and Tsunami in the Philippines: A Comprehensive Earthscience Analysis

1. Seismicity in the Philippines: Understanding the Risk The Philippines is located in a seismically active region known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is characterized by a high degree of tectonic activity. This makes the country prone to earthquakes, with several major fault systems running through the archipelago. The complex tectonic setting of

Unprecedented Heights: The Record-Breaking Tsunami That Defied Altitude Limits

Highest land elevation ever reached by a tsunami (record) Tsunami Introduction Tsunamis are powerful natural disasters that can cause devastating damage along the world’s coastlines. These massive waves are typically generated by undersea earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or submarine landslides. While tsunamis are commonly associated with coastal regions, their effects can extend beyond the immediate coastline.

Revisiting the Applicability of the Iribarren Criteria to Tsunamis

The Iribarren number, also known as the surf similarity parameter, is a dimensionless parameter used to describe the interaction between waves and beaches. The Iribarren Criteria, based on this number, is a widely used guideline for determining whether waves break as spilling or plunging waves. This criterion has been used extensively in coastal engineering to

Would epicenters in less-deep areas of ocean tend to reduce the impact of a resulting tsunami somehow (wave “breaks” before getting there?)

Asked by: Mike Burrell What is the largest tsunami possible? Tsunamis generally reach a maximum vertical height onshore, called a run-up height, of no more than 100 feet above sea level. A notable exception was the 1958 tsunami triggered by a landslide in a narrow bay on Alaska’s coast. Its over 1,700-foot wave was the