Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 117–120 | Cite as

On the possibility of tsunami formation as a result of water discharge into seismic bottom fractures

  • B. W. Levin
  • M. A. Nosov


A fundamentally new mechanism of tsunami generation as a result of water discharge into rapidly opening seismic fractures of the bottom is proposed. A mathematical model of the phenomenon developed within the framework of the linear potential theory is presented. The main parameters of the problem that affect the characteristics of the formed wave are revealed.


Strong Earthquake Oceanic Physic Mass Velocity Tsunami Generation Ocean Depth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Far East DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesYuzhno-SakhalinskRussia
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityVorob’evy gory, MoscowRussia

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