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[HDS19-P06] Tsunami heights of historical tsunamis based on the “Japan Tsunami Trace database” and other tsunami trace data along the Pacific Coast of Iwate Prefecture
Keywords:tsunami height, “Japan Tsunami Trace database”, historical tsunami, Jogan tsunami, Jogan tsunami, Keicho Oushu (Sanriku) tsunami, Iwate Prefecture
According to comparison between major tsunamis, 2011 Tohoku-oki is highest in most part of the coast of Iwate Prefecture. However, 1896 Meiji Sanriku is almost the same as 2011 Tohoku-oki along the northern coast, and higher than 2011 Tohoku-oki at several sites.
1896 Meiji Sanriku and 1933 Showa Sanriku recorded large tsunami at the Yoshihama Bay, the Ryori Bay and the Hirota Point. These records might mean exaggeration or suggest conditions that amplified tsunami.
Although tsunami heights that documented in the “Yamana Reports” is almost matching with other records, unusual heights are shown at several sites. These records might include exaggeration based on folklore.
1968 Tokachi-oki and 1960 Chile tsunami are almost lower than 5m throughout the coast of Iwate Prefecture. These tsunamis show a trend which heights are a little higher at inside than the mouth of the bay.
1611 Keicho Oushu (Sanriku) tsunami recorded large tsunami at the Tanohata, Iwaizumi, Taro Coast and the Funakoshi, Yoshihama, Okirai Bay. Because large tsunami was recorded along southern coast of Iwate, the trend of tsunami heights distribution is similar to 2011 Tohoku-oki.
Although there are no records of definite damage by 869 Jogan tsunami in ancient documents along the Iwate coast, the distribution of tsunami deposits suggest that this tsunami might be large as 2011 Tohoku-oki.
Tsunami heights of 1856 Ansei, 1763 Hohreki, 1677 Enpoh tsunami which source located in northern part of Japan Trench show similar trend to 1968 Tokachi-oki. The effect of these tsunamis seems small along the Iwate coast. However, Tsunami height might be over 10m high on the coastal condition because 1677 Enpoh tsunami recorded 13m at Settai site. 1793 Kansei tsunami is also small relatively along the Iwate coast except for 9m at Ryoishi site.