Tsunami hazard assessment on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt
Tsunami forecast possibilities for areas with a small base of historical tsunamis have been discussed
using the Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Assessment (PTHA) method, which is based on a statistical analysis
of a sufficiently large number of real and predictive earthquakes with a subsequent calculation of possible tsunami
waves. This method has been used for a long-term tsunami hazard assessment on the Mediterranean
coast of Egypt. The predicted wave heights have been shown to vary along the coastline due to the inhomogeneity
of the coastal topography and specific features of the tsunami radiation pattern in the sea. The predicted
wave heights for 1000 years vary in the range between 0.8 and 3.4 m.