Comprehensive Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment in the Makran Subduction Zone

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Research Overview

Although earthquakes in the Makran subduction zone (MSZ) can cause tsunamis along the southern coast of Iran, little research has been done because of ethnic minority settlements and undeveloped areas. Chabahar is an important port city in this region and some areas are considered to be an important coastal zone in Iran as a free trade zone. In this study, a probabilistic tsunami hazard analysis (PTHA) method is proposed to apply to the source and coastal areas where information is scarce, and the probability of tsunami height exceedance for different recurrence periods (50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 years) is presented for several areas along the southern coast of Iran.


Salah, P., Sasaki, J. and Soltapour, M. Comprehensive probabilistic tsunami hazard assessment in the Makran Subduction Zone. Pure Appl. Geophys., 2021. DOI

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