Tsunami flooding

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Panel 5 focused on tsunami flooding with an emphasis on Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis (PTHA) as derived from its counterpart, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA) that determines seismic ground-motion hazards. The Panel reviewed current practices in PTHA and determined the viability of extending the analysis to extreme design probabilities (i.e., 10-4 to 10-6). In addition to earthquake sources for tsunamis, PTHA for extreme events necessitates the inclusion of tsunamis generated by submarine landslides, and treatment of the large attendant uncertainty in source characterization and recurrence rates. Tsunamis can be caused by local and distant earthquakes, landslides, volcanism, and asteroid/meteorite impacts. Coastal flooding caused by storm surges and seiches is covered in Panel 7. Tsunamis directly tied to earthquakes, the similarities with (and path forward offered by) the PSHA approach for PTHA, and especially submarine landslide tsunamis were a particular focus of Panel 5.

Additional publication details

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Tsunami flooding
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description 6 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the Workshop on Probabilistic Flood Hazard Assessment (PFHA): Held at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Headquarters, Rockville, MD, January 29_31, 2013 (NUREG/CP-0302)
First page 6-2
Last page 6-7
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