The correlation between tsunami run-up height and coastal characteristics index of Phang NGA and Phuket provinces, Thailand

Phuwieng Prakhammintara, Fumihiko Imamura, Shunichi Koshimura

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    Abstract

    By introducing Coastal Characteristics Index (CCI), data of coastal characteristics were used to understand the behavior of run-up distribution long the coast. By using SPSS software the correlation between the run-up height and CCI were found to good. After run the TUNAMI-F1 code model for far field tsunami and TUNAMI-N2 for near field of M 8.5 event from Sumatra and Nicobar island, we can obtain tsunami travel time of 1 hour and 40 minute to Khao Lak, maximum inundation height is 12.4 m, maximum wave flow inundation is 10.5 m, maximum flow velocity near shore of 20 m/s, hydraulic force of 4190 m3/s2, and average inundation distance of 700 m from the shoreline. The tsunami hazard map of Khao Lak was created by adding these results.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)145-150
    Number of pages6
    JournalBulletin of the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering
    Volume42
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

    Keywords

    • Coastal characteristics index
    • Flow velocity
    • Hazard map
    • Inundation
    • Tsunami travel time

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
    • Geophysics

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