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Volume 57 Supplement 3

Special Issue: Special Section for the 2004 off the Kii peninsula earthquakes (1)

Tsunami run-up heights of the 2004 off the Kii peninsula earthquakes


A tsunami height survey was conducted immediately after the 2004 off the Kii peninsula earthquakes. Results of the survey show that the largest tsunami height was about 4.6 m locally at Kiho-cho, Mie prefecture. Numerical simulation of the tsunami due to the earthquake was carried out using the model parameters estimated by NIED. The distribution pattern of the observed tsunami heights along the coast cannot be explained by the computed heights, because the model equation is linear long-wave theory and the run-up computations with a finer grid system are not included in this simulation. In order to explain tsunami run-up heights, it is necessary that the non-linear and run-up computation model should be used with a finer grid system.


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Correspondence to Nobuaki Koike.

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Koike, N., Takahashi, T., Imai, K. et al. Tsunami run-up heights of the 2004 off the Kii peninsula earthquakes. Earth Planet Sp 57, 157–160 (2005).

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