Feasibility of Tsunami Early Warning Systems for small volcanic islands
- 1DSIC, University of Roma TRE, Rome, Italy
- 2DISAT-LIAM, University of L'Aquila, DISAT-LIAM, Monteluco di Roio, Italy
Abstract. This paper investigates the feasibility of Tsunami Early Warning Systems for small volcanic islands focusing on warning of waves generated by landslides at the coast of the island itself. The critical concern is if there is enough time to spread the alarm once the system has recognized that a tsunami has been generated. We use the results of a large scale physical model experiment in order to estimate the time that tsunamis take to travel around the island inundating the coast. We discuss how and where it is convenient to place instruments for the measurement of the waves.