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Dependence of tsunami intensity I on magnitudes Ms and Mw for
the tsunamigenic earthquakes occurred in the Pacific in 1900-1999
Dependence of tsunami intensity (on Soloviev-Imamura scale) on the magnitude Ms (on the left) and Mw (on the right) for the tsunamigenic earthquakes occurred in the Pacific from 1900 to 1999. The red line on the right figure shows the theoretical dependence I on Mw obtained in the paper Gusiakov, Chubarov (1987). The main and the most important feature of this graph is big scattering of the resulted tsunami intensity for earthquake with the same magnitude. Statistical nature of tsunami generation creates the most serious problem in operational tsunami warning.