Numerical Simulation of 1993 July 12 Tsunami Near Hokkaido; Its Propagation and Flooding onto Aonae District, Okushiri Island

  • T. Yamashita
  • T. Takabayashi
  • Y. Tsuchiya
Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 9)


A numerical simulations of the 1993 South-West Off Hokkaido Earthquake tsunami was carried out. The simulated tsunami height distribution along the Hokkaido coast supports a fault model of a westward slip with a steep angle rather than that of an eastward slip with a low angle. The mechanism of tsunami flooding onto Aonae district, Okushiri island, was also made clear by the simulation in which shoaling and refraction due to the shallow area south of the island amplified tsunami height and changed its direction from west to southeast. The flooding simulation indicated that a second tsunami attacked Aonae district from the east after the first wave from the west had attacked the south lowland area of the island.


Fault Model Tsunami Wave Tsunami Height Tsunami Propagation Steep Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Yamashita
    • 1
  • T. Takabayashi
    • 1
  • Y. Tsuchiya
    • 2
  1. 1.Disas. Prev. Res. Inst.Kyoto UniversityGokasho Uji, Kyoto, 611Japan
  2. 2.Faculty of Urban ScienceMeijo UniversityKani, GifuJapan

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