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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 589-604, 2010
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26 Mar 2010

Landslide tsunami hazard in the Indonesian Sunda Arc
S. Brune1, A. Y. Babeyko1, S. Ladage2, and S. V. Sobolev1 1Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam, Germany
2Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Stilleweg 2, 30655 Hannover, Germany
Abstract. The Indonesian archipelago is known for the occurrence of catastrophic earthquake-generated tsunamis along the Sunda Arc. The tsunami hazard associated with submarine landslides however has not been fully addressed. In this paper, we compile the known tsunamigenic events where landslide involvement is certain and summarize the properties of published landslides that were identified with geophysical methods. We depict novel mass movements, found in newly available bathymetry, and determine their key parameters. Using numerical modeling, we compute possible tsunami scenarios. Furthermore, we propose a way of identifying landslide tsunamis using an array of few buoys with bottom pressure units.

Citation: Brune, S., Babeyko, A. Y., Ladage, S., and Sobolev, S. V.: Landslide tsunami hazard in the Indonesian Sunda Arc, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 589-604,, 2010.
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