Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1585–1600, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1585-2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1585–1600, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1585-2019

Research article 02 Aug 2019

Research article | 02 Aug 2019

Assessment of the 1783 Scilla landslide–tsunami's effects on the Calabrian and Sicilian coasts through numerical modeling

Filippo Zaniboni et al.

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Hole-filled seamless SRTM data V4, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) A. Jarvis, H. I. Reuter, A. Nelson, and E. Guevara http://srtm.csi.cgiar.org/

EMODnet Digital Bathymetry (DTM) EMODnet Bathymetry Consortium https://doi.org/10.12770/18ff0d48-b203-4a65-94a9-5fd8b0ec35f6

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This work represents the extension of a previous investigation of the 1783 lethal landslide–tsunami, provoking more than 1500 casualties in the coastal town of Scilla. The effects of the tsunami are assessed here over a wider domain and compared with the available observations from historical reports. The eastern end of Sicily (Capo Peloro) is the most affected site in the far-field. A tentative reconstruction of the coeval topography of the area is also realized, with interesting results.
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