The 20th July 2017 Bodrum-Kos Tsunami Field Survey

Dogan G. G. , Annunziato A., Papadopoulos G. A. , GÜLER H. G. , YALÇINER A. C. , Cakir T. E. , ...More

PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, vol.176, no.7, pp.2925-2949, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 176 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00024-019-02151-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2925-2949
  • Keywords: Bodrum, Kos, earthquake, tsunami, post-tsunami field survey, tsunami effects, tsunami runup, SOURCE PARAMETERS, ACTIVE TECTONICS, 1956 EARTHQUAKE, REGION, GOKOVA, TURKEY, GULF, GPS, NEOTECTONICS, DEFORMATION


The July 20, 2017 Bodrum-Kos Earthquake caused tsunami wave motions and damage in the south of Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey, and on Kos Island, Greece. Immediately after the earthquake, we conducted several post-tsunami field surveys including interviews in coastal zones impacted by the tsunami, i.e., the coastlines of Bodrum Peninsula, Karaada Islet and Akyaka Town in Gokova Bay, Turkey, and eastern Kos Island, Greece. We present observations and measurements to document the variation of the tsunami effects along the coast. The largest tsunami runup was about 1.9m and observed at the mouth of a small dry streambed at Gumbet Bay, Bodrum. No significant water motions were reported at the northern and western coasts of Bodrum Peninsula. The tsunami runup distribution along the coast of eastern Kos was overall regular, with runup not exceeding 1m except in the Port of Kos where a 1.5m tsunami runup was measured.