Estimation of Tsunami Risk Zoning on the Coasts Adjacent to the East Sea from Hypothetical Earthquakes

공백역 지진에 의한 동해에 연한 해안에서의 지진해일 위험도 산정

  • 최병호 (성균관대학교 토목환경공학과) ;
  • 에핌페리놉스키 (러시아과학원 응용물리연구소) ;
  • 이제신 (성균관대학교 토목환경공학과) ;
  • 우승범 (코넬대학교 토목환경공학과)
  • Published : 2002.10.01


Prognostic characteristics of hypothetical tsunamis in the East Sea are further discussed based on numerical simulations using linear long wave theory than the last paper(Choi et al). As for choice of source zones, we used 28 cases based on fault parameters of hypothetical earthquakes and 76 cases based on simple initial surface shapes of tsunamigenic earthquakes selected by the seismic gap theory. As a result, the wave heights along the whole coastline adjacent to the East See of tsunamis due to these hypothetical earthquake are presented. Analyses also lead us to conclude that the selection of geographical zones with low risk of tsunamis can be used as a tool for coastal disaster mitigation planning.


tsunami;long wave theory;hypothetical earthquake;risk zoning


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