Field Survey of the 1996 Irian Jaya Earthquake Tsunami in Biak Island
Source: Natural Hazards, Volume 24, Number 3, November 2001 , pp. 199-212(14)
Abstract:Runup data in Biak Island and its nearby islets are described with discussions of tsunami magnitude and a few characteristics such as witnessed arrival times, wave periods and wave numbers. From an engineering viewpoint, a relation between inundation depth and current velocity on land is also described with relations between inundation depth and degree of damage to houses and between sand erosion depth and current velocity in backshore region, based on data collected from the present and past tsunamis.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Publication date: November 1, 2001