The first lecture on Tsunami Hazard Assessment of the Coastal Areas of the Sakhalin Region as part of the project «Natural History of Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands» will take place on Wednesday, September 25 at 1:00 p. m. at the Sakhalin Regional Museum. The lecture will be delivered by Tatyana Nikolaevna Ivelskaya, Head of the Tsunami Warning Center of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of the Sakhalin Territorial Administration for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Sakhalin UGMS), Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics, member of the Sakhalin Branch of the Russian Geographical Society.
The lecture will be devoted to one of the most dangerous natural disaster and its consequences tsunamis caused by strong underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides. The coastal areas of the entire Sakhalin region, including Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands, are exposed to tsunami waves although the scale of impact can be different.
The audience will understand the physical mechanisms creating tsunami such as underwater earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions and atmospheric phenomena as well as methods used to assess the tsunami hazard for coastal areas.
The information will be provided on the major tsunami events: Kamchatsky 1952, Iturupsky 1958, Shikotansky 1994, Simushirsky 2006, Nevelsky 2007, Chilean 1960 and 2010, and the Japanese Tsunami 2011.
At the end of the lecture, the attendees will be reminded about one of the most really important aspects Ц how to stay safe when a tsunami threatens and measures taken to reduce tsunami risk.
Hospital in the village of Gorychie Klyuchi, Iturup, destroyed by eartquake
Photo by A.N. Korableva