Tsunamis: 1992–1994

Their Generation, Dynamics, and Hazard

  • Fumihiko Imamura
  • Kenji Satake

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kenji Satake, Fumihiko Imamura
    Pages 373-379
  3. F. I. González, K. Satake, E. F. Boss, H. O. Mofjeld
    Pages 409-426
  4. D. J. Thomson, L. J. Lanzerotti, C. G. Maclennan, L. V. Medford
    Pages 427-440
  5. Yoshinobu Tsuji, Hideo Matsutomi, Fumihiko Imamura, Minoru Takeo, Yoshiaki Kawata, Masafumi Matsuyama et al.
    Pages 481-524
  6. Shaozhong Shi, Alastair G. Dawson, David E. Smith
    Pages 525-536
  7. Michael J. Briggs, Costas E. Synolakis, Gordon S. Harkins, Debra R. Green
    Pages 569-593
  8. Stefano Tinti, Cesare Vannini
    Pages 595-619
  9. Jean M. Johnson, Yuichiro Tanioka, Kenji Satake, Larry J. Ruff
    Pages 633-647
  10. Toshihiko Shimamoto, Akito Tsutsumi, Eiko Kawamoto, Masahiro Miyawaki, Hiroshi Sato
    Pages 665-691
  11. Hiroshi Sato, Toshihiko Shimamoto, Akito Tsutsumi, Eiko Kawamoto
    Pages 693-717
  12. Tomoyuki Takahashi, Takeyuki Takahashi, Nobuo Shuto, Fumihiko Imamura, Modesto Ortiz
    Pages 747-767
  13. Edward P. Myers, António M. Baptista
    Pages 769-801
  14. Kenji Satake, Yuichiro Tanioka
    Pages 803-821
  15. Yuichiro Tanioka, Kenji Satake, Larry Ruff
    Pages 823-837
  16. Yoshinobu Tsuji, Fumihiko Imamura, Hideo Matsutomi, Costas E. Synolakis, Puspito T. Nanang, Jumadi et al.
    Pages 839-854
  17. Harry Yeh, Vasily Titov, Viacheslav Gusiakov, Efim Pelinovsky, Vasily Khramushin, Victor Kaistrenko
    Pages 855-874
  18. Fumihiko Imamura, Costas E. Synolakis, Edison Gica, Vasily Titov, Eddie Listanco, Ho Jun Lee
    Pages 875-890
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 891-892

About this book


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).


Coast Fundament Ocean earthquake seismic tsunami

Editors and affiliations

  • Fumihiko Imamura
    • 1
  • Kenji Satake
    • 2
  1. 1.Disaster Control Research CenterTohoku UniversityAoba, Sendai 980-88Japan
  2. 2.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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