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Database of recent tsunami deposits

Open-File Report 2010-1172

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Abstract

This report describes a database of sedimentary characteristics of tsunami deposits derived from published accounts of tsunami deposit investigations conducted shortly after the occurrence of a tsunami. The database contains 228 entries, each entry containing data from up to 71 categories. It includes data from 51 publications covering 15 tsunamis distributed between 16 countries. The database encompasses a wide range of depositional settings including tropical islands, beaches, coastal plains, river banks, agricultural fields, and urban environments. It includes data from both local tsunamis and teletsunamis. The data are valuable for interpreting prehistorical, historical, and modern tsunami deposits, and for the development of criteria to identify tsunami deposits in the geologic record.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Database of recent tsunami deposits
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1172
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
iii, 12 p.; Metadata folder; Data folder
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y