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The 1674 Ambon Tsunami: Extreme Run-Up Caused by an Earthquake-Triggered Landslide

Pranantyo, Ignatius Ryan; Cummins, Phil


We present an analysis of the oldest detailed account of tsunami run-up in Indonesia, that of the 1674 Ambon tsunami (Rumphius in Waerachtigh Verhael van de Schuckelijcke Aerdbebinge, BATAVIA, Dutch East Indies, 1675). At 100 m this is the largest run-up height ever documented in Indonesia, and with over 2300 fatalities even in 1674, it ranks as one of Indonesia's most deadly tsunami disasters. We consider the plausible sources of earthquakes near Ambon that could generate a large, destructive...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Pure and Applied Geophysics
DOI: 10.1007/s00024-019-02390-2


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