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Modelling of historical tsunami in eastern Indonesia: 1674 Ambon and 1992 Flores case studies

Pranantyo, Ignatius Ryan; Cummins, Phil; Griffin, Jonathan; Davies, Gareth; Latief, Hamzah


In order to reliably assess tsunami hazard in eastern Indonesia, we need to understand how historical events were generated. Here we consider two such events: the 1674 Ambon and the 1992 Flores tsunamis. Firstly, Ambon Island suffered a devastating earthquake that generated a tsunami with 100 m run-up height on the north coast of the island in 1674. However, there is no known active fault around the island capable of generating such a gigantic wave. Rumphius' report describes that the initial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Conference paper
Source: AIP Conference Proceedings
DOI: 10.1063/1.4987104
Access Rights: Open Access


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