Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
27 Aug 2015
Research article |  | 27 Aug 2015

Simulation of tsunami generation, propagation and coastal inundation in the Eastern Mediterranean

A. G. Samaras, Th. V. Karambas, and R. Archetti

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An advanced tsunami generation, propagation and coastal inundation model is applied to simulate representative earthquake-induced tsunami scenarios in the Eastern Mediterranean. Two areas of interest were selected after evaluating tsunamigenic zones and possible sources in the region: one at the SE of Crete (Greece) and one at the E of Sicily (Italy). Results are indicative of the model’s capabilities, as well of how areas in the Eastern Mediterranean would be affected by eventual larger events.