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Manifestation of the 2011 great Tohoku tsunami on the coast of the Kuril Islands: a tsunami with ice
Kaistrenko, V.; Razjigaeva, N.; Kharlamov, A.; Shishkin, A. (2013). Manifestation of the 2011 great Tohoku tsunami on the coast of the Kuril Islands: a tsunami with ice. Pure Appl. Geophys. 170(6-8): 1103-1114. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00024-012-0546-9
In: Pure and Applied Geophysics. Birkhäuser: Basel. ISSN 0033-4553, more
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Keywords
    Distribution; Earthquakes; Ice; Magnitude; Tsunamis; Marine
Author keywords
    Tsunami hazard; Run-up heights; Marine ice; Tsunami manifestation

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  • Kaistrenko, V.
  • Razjigaeva, N.
  • Kharlamov, A.
  • Shishkin, A.

Abstract
    The tsunami generated by the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake (M w = 9.0) reached maximum heights of about 5 m along the coast of the Kuril Islands. The most essential feature of this event was sea ice about 0.5 m thick moved by the ocean water. The tsunami did not cause any essential damage on the Kuril Islands, but significantly affected coastal zones and produced interesting effects. The problem of a tsunami accompanied by marine ice is discussed and illustrated with photos.

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