Generation of the 2018 Tsunami on Sulawesi Island: Possible Sources

Zaytsev A. I., Pelinovsky E. N., Yalciiner A. C., Susmoro H., Prasetya G., Hidayat R., ...More

DOKLADY EARTH SCIENCES, vol.486, no.1, pp.588-592, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 486 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s1028334x19050295
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.588-592
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Numerical simulation of a tsunami from September 28, 2018, on Sulawesi Island (Indonesia) is carried out. It is shown that the observed distribution of tsunami heights within a large area can be explained by the direct effect of a strong earthquake, whereas in the source zone (area of the city of Palu) it was produced by an underwater landslide.