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Table 2 Historical tsunamis’ runup height around Koyadori

From: Historical and paleo-tsunami deposits during the last 4000 years and their correlations with historical tsunami events in Koyadori on the Sanriku Coast, northeastern Japan

Tsunami event Age [AD] Koyadori [m] Oura [m] Funakoshi [m] Uranohama [m] Yamada [m] Osawa [m] References
Measured runup height
 Tohoku-oki 2011 26.0–29.4 7.7–11.3 13.5–16.1 13.6–14.9 8.7–10.4 5.8–8.9 Haraguchi and Iwamatsu (2011)
 Tokachi-oki 1968    3.3   1.1 0.7 Watanabe (1998)
 Chile 1960 No inundationa   3.5–4.4   3.5 4.0 Iwate Prefecture (1969)
 Showa Sanriku 1933 6.6 1.2–4.2 3.7–5.0 3.0 3.0–4.0 1.1–2.5 Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo (1934)
 Meiji Sanriku 1896 15.0 6.0 10.0–12.0   6.0 5.5 Unohana and Ota (1988)
Estimated runup height based on historical documents
 Ansei 1856 3 2 4–6   2 3 Tsuji and Ueda (1995), Hatori (2000)
 Kansei 1793   2 3–4   2–3 2 Hatori (2009)
 Empo 1677      2–4   Hatori (1975), Tsuji and Ueda (1995),
 Keicho 1611 20–25   10–12   5–8   Hatori (2009)
  1. We selected earthquakes generating tsunamis (runup height is larger than a few meters around Koyadori). Blank space means no data
  2. aBased on interviews of landowners