(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The Australian tsunami database : A review

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GOFF J. (1) ; CHAGUÉ-GOFF C. (1 2) ;
(1) Univ. of New South Wales, Canberra, AUSTRALIE
(2) Australian Nuclear and Science Technology Organisation, AUSTRALIE


This review represents a complete reorganization and restructuring of previous work coupled with the addition of new data that takes the number of events from 57 to 145. Several significant errors have been corrected including mistaken run-up heights for the event of 19 August 1977, Sumba Island, Indonesia, that suggested it was the largest tsunami in Australia's history. The largest historical event in the database is now the 17 July 2006, Java, Indonesia, tsunami that had a run-up height of 7.90 m at Steep Point, Western Australia. One of the more interesting findings has been the occurrence of at least 11 deaths, albeit for events that are generally poorly defined. Data gathered during the construction of this database were rigorously reviewed and as such several previous palaeotsunami entries have been removed and other potentially new ones discarded. The reasons for inclusion or exclusion of data are discussed. The goal is to enhance the understanding of the national and regional tsunami hazard (and risk) and to move towards an open-source database


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 38, no2 [pp. 218-240]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 4 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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