Tsunami Hazard Assessment on the Egyptian Coast of the Mediterranean

Zaytsev A. I., Babeyko A. Y., Kurkin A. A., Yalciner A. C., Pelinovsky E. N.

IZVESTIYA ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC PHYSICS, vol.55, no.5, pp.462-469, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Tsunami forecast possibilities for areas with a small base of historical tsunamis have been discussed using the Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment (PTHA) method, which is based on a statistical analysis of a sufficiently large number of real and predictive earthquakes with a subsequent calculation of possible tsunami waves. This method has been used for a long-term tsunami hazard assessment on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. The predicted wave heights have been shown to vary along the coastline due to the inhomogeneity of the coastal topography and specific features of the tsunami radiation pattern in the sea. The predicted wave heights for 1000 years vary in the range between 0.8 and 3.4 m.