GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 28 MARCH 2005 IN SUMATRA

GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 28 MARCH 2005 IN SUMATRA George Pararas-Carayannis Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved Introduction A great earthquake with a Moment Magnitude 8.7 struck off the coast of Western Sumatra just south of the region where the great earthquake of 26 December 2004 (Moment Magnitude 9) triggered a devastating tsunami which […]

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF MAY 3, 2006 IN TONGA

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF MAY 3, 2006 IN TONGAGeorge Pararas-Carayannis © 2006 George Pararas-Carayannis – All Rights Reserved INTRODUCTION A major earthquake occurred on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in the Tonga segment of the Tonga-Kermadec Subduction Zone, near the islands of the Kingdom of Tonga. A small tsunami was generated. A regional tsunami warning was […]

EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMI OF 12 SEPTEMBER 2007 IN INDONESIA

EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMI OF 12 SEPTEMBER 2007 IN INDONESIA George Pararas-Carayannis —————————————— © 2007 George Pararas-Carayannis – All Rights Reserved INTRODUCTION On Wednesday, September 12, 2007, a great earthquake struck off the southern coast of the island of Sumatra, killing at least 9 people and generating a relatively small tsunami. Two other major earthquakes struck […]

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 IN THE SAMOAN ISLANDS REGION

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF SEPTEMBER 29, 2009 IN THE SAMOAN ISLANDS REGION Evaluation of the Source MechanismGeorge Pararas-Carayannis© 2009 George Pararas-Carayannis – All Rights ReservedINTRODUCTION A major earthquake occurred on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 in the Samoan Islands region. A destructive tsunami struck coastal villages and towns in Samoa, American Samoa and the Tonga island […]

HAITI – THE EARTHQUAKE OF 12 JANUARY 2010

HAITI – THE EARTHQUAKE OF 12 JANUARY 2010 George Pararas-Carayannis ABSTRACT The major, shallow earthquake of 12 January 2010 that struck Haiti, occurred along a lateral offset segment of the strike-slip, Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault Zone (EPGFZ) which had been locked for 250 years. The last destructive event on this segment occurred in 1770. Minor precursor […]