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Tsunami inundation maps for Adak and Atka, Alaska

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

We evaluate potential tsunami hazards for Adak and Atka by numerically modeling tsunami inundation generated by earthquakes along the Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone. Hypothetical worst-case scenarios are defined by analyzing tsunami dynamics related to various plausible earthquake slip distributions. Potential tsunami sources include megathrust earthquakes in the area of the Andreanof Islands, the Alaska Peninsula, and the Cascadia subduction zone. We consider scenarios similar to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan with maximum slip located on a shallow portion of the plate interface close to the seafloor trench. The maximum modeled tsunami wave height is 10-15 m (33-50 ft) in both Adak and Atka. The numerical simulations reveal that for some scenarios, the first wave could reach Adak and Atka as soon as 15 and 30 minutes after the earthquake, respectively. Significant wave activity could continue for more than 12 hours after the earthquake, and the predicted average time interval between successive waves is 45 minutes to 1 hour. Results presented here are intended to provide guidance to local emergency management agencies for tsunami inundation assessment, evacuation planning, and public education to mitigate future tsunami hazards. The complete report and digital data are available from the DGGS website: http://doi.org/10.14509/30186.

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Metadata Date October 7, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2019 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 7, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2019 (publication)
Responsible Party Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (Point of Contact)
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Bbox North Lat 52.237032
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Bbox West Long -176.674276
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Title Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
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Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2019-01-01

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