EARTHQUAKE OF 12 MAY 2008 IN THE SICHUAN PROVINCE OF CHINA

THE EARTHQUAKE OF 12 MAY 2008 IN THE SICHUAN PROVINCE OF CHINA George Pararas-Carayannis Sichuan Province INTRODUCTION A massive earthquake struck the eastern Sichuan Province of central China near Chengdu, on Monday afternoon (local time) May 12, 2008. The quake killed more than 67,000 people. 20,000 more were missing and about 300,000 were injured. Thousands […]

HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKES IN CHINA

    HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKES IN CHINA George Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) INTRODUCTION The collision of India with the Asian mainland during the earliest Eocene (~50 Ma) has resulted in the growth of the world’s largest orogenic belt, the Himalayas, and the associated Tibetan plateau. The seismotectonic tectonic evolution of China is characterized by the […]

EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IN CHINA – Monitoring Animal Behavior

Web www.drgeorgepc.com EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IN CHINA – Monitoring Animal Behavior George Pararas Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) Introduction In order to reduce the risk of an earthquake and reduce and mitigate its effects, it is necessary to predict where and when a future, large earthquake may occur. For example, it would be important to know when […]

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO EXPLOSIVITY, STRUCTURAL FLANK INSTABILITIES, MASS EDIFICE FAILURES AND DEBRIS AVALANCHES OF VOLCANOES – Potential for Tsunami Generation

Web www.tsunamisociety.org FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO EXPLOSIVITY, STRUCTURAL FLANK INSTABILITIES, MASS EDIFICE FAILURES AND DEBRIS AVALANCHES OF VOLCANOES – Potential for Tsunami Generation George Pararas-Carayannis Excerpts from presentation at the 2004 National Science Foundation Tsunami Workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico , from other papers published in SCIENCE OF TSUNAMI HAZARDS, http://www.TSUNAMISOCIETY.ORG and from other publications […]

EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS OF DECEMBER 1812 IN SANTA BARBARA,  CALIFORNIA 

EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS OF DECEMBER 1812 IN SANTA BARBARA,  CALIFORNIA  George Pararas-Carayannis(Excerpts from a study of historical tsunamis in California undertaken under contract with Marine Advisors, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency and the U. S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Center in connection with the licencing of the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant and subsequent licencing […]

EFFECTS OF THE 27 MARCH 1964 ALASKA TSUNAMI IN CALIFORNIA

EFFECTS OF THE 27 MARCH 1964 ALASKA TSUNAMI IN CALIFORNIA George Pararas-CarayannisIntroduction The Great Alaskan Earthquake of 28 March 1964 (UTC date – 27 March local date)) generated a great tsunami which was extremely damaging, not only in Alaska but along Vancouver Island and Northern California. The tsunami waves affected the entire California coastline but […]

MEGA-TSUNAMI OF 9 JULY 1958 IN LITUYA BAY, ALASKA – Analysis of Mechanism

MEGA  TSUNAMI OF 9 JULY 1958 IN LITUYA BAY, ALASKA Analysis of Mechanism George Pararas-Carayannis Excerpts from Presentation at the Tsunami Symposium of Tsunami Society of May 25-27, 1999, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA © 1999 George Pararas-Carayannis – All Rights Reserved INTRODUCTION On July 9, 1958, a large earthquake along the Fairweather Fault struck Southeastern […]

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 15 OCTOBER 2006 IN HAWAII

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 15 OCTOBER 2006 IN HAWAII   George Pararas-Carayannis INTRODUCTION  In the morning of October 15, 2006, two strong earthquakes occurred on the underwater segment of the major rift zone of the Hualalai volcano on the Northwest side of the Island of Hawaii. The earthquakes affected mostly the North Kona and the […]

EVALUATION OF THE THREAT OF MEGA TSUNAMI GENERATION FROM POSTULATED MASSIVE SLOPE FAILURES OF ISLAND VOLCANOES ON LA PALMA, CANARY ISLANDS, AND ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII

  Web www.tsunamisociety.org EVALUATION OF THE THREAT OF MEGA TSUNAMI GENERATION FROM POSTULATED MASSIVE SLOPE FAILURES OF ISLAND VOLCANOES ON LA PALMA, CANARY ISLANDS, AND ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAIIGeorge Pararas-CarayannisPaper published in Science of Tsunami Hazards, Vol 20, No.5, pages 251-277, 2002. (Modified html format) ABSTRACT Massive flank failures of island stratovolcanoes are extremely […]