SM2.1/GD2.7/NH5.8/TS8.4Large Earthquake and Tsunami Activity (co-organized)
|Convener: Mourad Bezzeghoud | Co-Conveners: Elisa Buforn , Hermann M. Fritz , Maria Ana Baptista , Hélène Hébert|
Since the beginning of the 21st century large earthquakes triggered powerful tsunamis that have repeatedly demonstrated the devastating potential of these two combined natural hazards.
The intent of this session is to gather researchers from different areas of the globe affected in the past by strong earthquakes followed by devastating tsunamis in order to improve our understanding of these phenomena and their impacts. The main focus are the studies on large historical and instrumental earthquake and tsunami activity in different areas around the globe such as: 1693 and 1908 Sicily (Italy)in the Mediterranean, the 1509, 1766, 1912 in the Marmara sea, the 1755 Lisbon (Portugal), the 1946 Porto Rico in the Atlantic , the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman in the Indian ocean and the 1896, 1933 and 2011 in Sanriku Coast of Japan and the1960 Valdivia-Puerto Montt (Chile) in the Pacific Ocean, and many others.