Seismically generated tsunamis

  title={Seismically generated tsunamis},
  author={Diego Arcas and Harvey Segur},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1505 - 1542}
  • D. Arcas, H. Segur
  • Published 13 April 2012
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
People around the world know more about tsunamis than they did 10 years ago, primarily because of two events: a tsunami on 26 December 2004 that killed more than 200 000 people around the shores of the Indian Ocean; and an earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan on 11 March 2011 that killed nearly 15 000 more and triggered a nuclear accident, with consequences that are still unfolding. This paper has three objectives: (i) to summarize our current knowledge of the dynamics of tsunamis; (ii… 

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