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Coastal Cities Might Have An Apprehension of Tsunami Hazard

A new study has been discovered related to the Tsunami Hazard. It is disclosed that it might have overlooked the hazards lying in the undersea, near-shore strike-slip faults, especially for coastal cities that possess an apprehension of the inland bay.

We might be wondering what kind of seas fall under the category of Tsunami Hazard, scientists and experts seem to have found an answer. Several areas including the likes of the San Francisco Bay area, Izmit Bay in Turkey, and the Gulf of Al-Aqaba in Egypt fall under the prolepsis.

The study got conducted in the US, and it is believed that the University of Illinois was the lead team in the research. “Whenever we saw large tsunamis triggered by earthquakes along strike-slip faults, people assumed that perhaps the earthquake had caused an undersea landslide, displacing water that way,” Ares Rosakis of the Califonia Institute of Technology said.

The strike-slip fault is uncommon and is seen in very rare situations when it comes to understanding the concept of Tsunami Hazard. The researchers claimed that the fault exists when two blocks of rock on the fault line slide in a horizontal direction past one another.

When we are talking about the Tsunami Hazard, it is inevitable to have a piece of prior knowledge about the events of the past. In September 2018, a moderate 7.5 magnitude earthquake and unexpectedly fully-fledged tsunami flew past Palu, a city that resides on the inland bays of  Palu Bay on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.The monumental size of the tsunami could have caused a hefty disaster to livelihood as it was titled to be identical to the bulldozer, which was emerging in a cosmic sight to level the city down.

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