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The Resource Three great tsunamis : Lisbon (1755), Sumatra-Andaman (2004) and Japan (2011), Harsh K. Gupta, Vineet K. Gahalaut

Three great tsunamis : Lisbon (1755), Sumatra-Andaman (2004) and Japan (2011), Harsh K. Gupta, Vineet K. Gahalaut

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Three great tsunamis : Lisbon (1755), Sumatra-Andaman (2004) and Japan (2011)
Title
Three great tsunamis
Title remainder
Lisbon (1755), Sumatra-Andaman (2004) and Japan (2011)
Statement of responsibility
Harsh K. Gupta, Vineet K. Gahalaut
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Language
eng
Summary
Tsunamis are primarily caused by earthquakes. Under favourable geological conditions, when a large earthquake occurs below the sea bed and the resultant rupture causes a vertical displacement of the ocean bed, the entire column of water above it is displaced, causing a tsunami. In the ocean, tsunamis do not reach great heights but can travel at velocities of up to 1000 km/hour. As a tsunami reaches shallow sea depths, there is a decrease in its velocity and an increase in its height. Tsunamis are known to have reached heights of several tens of meters and inundate several kilometres inland from the shore. Tsunamis can also be caused by displacement of substantial amounts of water by landslides, volcanic eruptions, glacier calving and rarely by meteorite impacts and nuclear tests in the ocean. In this SpringerBrief, the causes of tsunamis, their intensity and magnitude scales, global distribution and a list of major tsunamis are provided. The three great tsunamis of 1755, 2004 and 2011are presented in detail. The 1755 tsunami caused by the Lisbon earthquake, now estimated to range from Mw 8.5 to 9.0, was the most damaging tsunami ever in the Atlantic ocean. It claimed an estimated 100,000 human lives and caused wide-spread damage. The 2004 Sumatra Andaman Mw 9.1 earthquake and the resultant tsunami were the deadliest ever to hit the globe, claiming over 230,000 human lives and causing wide-spread financial losses in several south and south-east Asian countries. The 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and the resultant tsunami were a surprise to the seismologists in Japan and around the globe. The height of the tsunami far exceeded the estimated heights. It claimed about 20,000 human lives. The tsunami also caused nuclear accidents. This earthquake has given rise to a global debate on how to estimate the maximum size of an earthquake in a given region and the safety of nuclear power plants in coastal regions. This Brief also includes a description of key components of tsunami warning centres, progress in deploying tsunami watch and warning facilities globally, tsunami advisories and their communication, and the way forward
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1942-
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Gupta, Harsh K.
Dewey number
551.46/37
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Gahalaut, Vineet K
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in earth sciences,
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  • Indian Ocean Tsunami
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami (Japan
  • Tsunamis
  • Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011
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Three great tsunamis : Lisbon (1755), Sumatra-Andaman (2004) and Japan (2011), Harsh K. Gupta, Vineet K. Gahalaut
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Contents
  • Fundamentals of Tsunamis
  • 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Tsunami
  • 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Tsunami
  • 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Global Effort to Forecast and Mitigate a Tsunami Hazard
  • Where Are We?
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ocn842138439
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1 online resource
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online
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9789400765764
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(OCoLC)842138439
Label
Three great tsunamis : Lisbon (1755), Sumatra-Andaman (2004) and Japan (2011), Harsh K. Gupta, Vineet K. Gahalaut
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Fundamentals of Tsunamis
  • 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Tsunami
  • 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Tsunami
  • 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami
  • Global Effort to Forecast and Mitigate a Tsunami Hazard
  • Where Are We?
Control code
ocn842138439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400765764
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842138439

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