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Aggregated Tsunami Scenario for Karpathos Island
Aggregated Tsunami Scenario for Karpathos Island

Author(s): Lyuba Dimova, Reneta Raykova, Alberto Armigliato, Gianluca Pagnoni, Stefano Tinti
Subject(s): Economy, National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Business Economy / Management, Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: tsunami; scenario-based tsunami technique; seismic sources; UBO-TSUFD; Karpathos Island
Summary/Abstract: Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands. Historical data such as the event of 9 February 1948, indicate that this area is prone to earthquakes and tsunamis. In this study we evaluate the tsunami hazard for the Karpathos Island by means of a scenario-based technique. We take into account tsunamis generated by three main seismic sources in agreement with local tectonics and historical records. The code UBO-TSUFD is used for all numerical simulations. Tsunamis are computed in several domains with different resolution for a better calculation of the maximum coastal wave height and tsunami inundation. Tsunami parameters for each individual scenario are used to construct a unique aggregated scenario, which help us to evaluate the inundation zone. The contribution of all scenarios along the coast of Karpathos is studied via synthetic mareograms. It is found that EHA dominates and that the southern Karpathos is more exposed to tsunamis.