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Three great tsunamis : Lisbon (1755), Sumatra-Andaman (2004) and Japan (2011)

Author: Harsh K Gupta; Vineet K Gahalaut
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: SpringerBriefs in earth sciences.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harsh K Gupta; Vineet K Gahalaut
ISBN: 9789400765757 9400765754 9400765762 9789400765764
OCLC Number: 857067206
Description: ix, 89 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
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?
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in earth sciences.
Responsibility: Harsh K. Gupta, Vineet K. Gahalaut.

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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.  Read more...

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