Assessment of Tsunami Wave Heights Map for Western Coast of the Black Sea

Zaytsev A., Pelinovsky E., Kostenko I., YALÇINER A. C., Kurkin A., Ranguelov B., ...More

12th International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment (MEDCOAST), Varna, Bulgaria, 6 - 10 October 2015, pp.859-868 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Varna
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.859-868
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Considering development of the European coastal infrastructure, the assessment of tsunami risk in the Black Sea becomes important. According to tsunami catalogue there were 30 tsunami observed in the Black sea from which 9 events occurred in the last century. The magnitudes of earthquakes generated these tsunamis were not very large. This is why most of tsunamis had local level. Unfortunately, there is a lack of information regarding tsunami impact on the coast. Therefore for inundation studies we rely on numerical simulations.