Tsunami methodology and result overview

This report gives a brief overview of the tsunami hazard component of the 2015 Global Assessment Report, involving a global hazard analysis. The work presented is the first global scale probabilistic assessment of tsunami hazard. The publication details the applied methodology and input parameters.

The results of this assessment are tsunami inundation footprints for a suite of earthquake events, each with an associated probability of occurence. The results are then used by the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) to undertake a probabilistic tsunami risk assessment. Among others, the results reveal that the predicted Probably Maximum Losses (PML) for a return period of 500 years for Japan, closely corresponds to the losses due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

This document is a background paper of the 2015 Global Risk Assessment on Disaster Risk Reduction. This document is published under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence.

Date:
2015
Author(s):
Løvholt, F.; Glimsdalm, S.; Smebye, H.; Griffin, J.; Davis, G.
Pages:
76 p.
Sources:

Related Links

Keywords

Themes:
Information Management, Risk Identification & Assessment
Hazards:
Tsunami
5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017 5th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2017.
  • What We Do What we do - we coordinate.
  • What We Do What we do - we campaign.
  • What We Do What we do - we advocate.
  • What We Do What we do - we inform.

Learn more about What We Do

CONNECT WITH US

See our photos on Flickr Watch our videos on YouTube Follow our Instagram Subscribe to our RSS feed