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Volume 11, issue 2 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 273-291, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-11-273-2011
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  02 Feb 2011

02 Feb 2011

Revision of the tsunami catalogue affecting Turkish coasts and surrounding regions

Y. Altinok1, B. Alpar2, N. Özer1, and H. Aykurt1 Y. Altinok et al.
  • 1Istanbul University, Engineering Faculty, Geophysical Engineering Department, 34320, Avcılar, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, 34116, Vefa, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract. The coasts of Turkey have been hit by tsunamis in the past. The first national earthquake-tsunami catalogues were compiled in the early 1980s while the most up-to-date tsunami catalogues are mainly the products of recent European projects. The EU projects GITEC and GITEC-TWO (Genesis and Impact of Tsunamis on the European Coasts) and TRANSFER (Tsunami Risk ANd Strategies For the European Region) have added important contributions in establishing and developing unified criteria for tsunami parameterisation, standards for the quality of the data, the data format and the database general architecture. On the basis of these new aspects and based on recent marine geophysical data, tsunamigenic earthquakes, tsunami intensities and their reliability have been revised. The current version of the database contains 134 events, most of which have affected the Turkish coasts seriously during the last 3500 years. The reliability index of 76 events was "probable" and "definite", so that they could be used for assessment of the risk along the Turkish coastal region and for implementation of prevention policies.

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