EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 12 DECEMBER 1979 IN COLOMBIA

THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 12 DECEMBER 1979 IN COLOMBIA George Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from a survey undertaken from December 20, 1979, to January 5, 1980, in Colombia and Ecuador and from Report submitted to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and to the International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific(ICG/ITSU).(INTRODUCTION A major earthquake […]

EARTHQUAKE OF 4 FEBRUARY 1975 IN HAICHENG CHINA 

Web www.drgeorgepc.com THE EARTHQUAKE OF 4 FEBRUARY 1975 IN HAICHENG CHINA George Pararas Carayannis Introduction On February 4, 1975, a strong earthquake struck the Chagou township of Haicheng City in the Liaoning Province of northeast China. Haicheng (at 40.83N, 122.75E) is a densely populated, industrialized city of about 1 million. However, the affected region had […]

CHINA – TANGSHAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 28 JULY 1976 

Web www.drgeorgepc.com CHINA – TANGSHAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 28 JULY 1976  George Pararas-Carayannis   Introduction No other earthquake in the 20th century was as catastrophic or claimed as many lives as that which struck the city of Tangshan in Northern China on July 28, 1976. Tangshan, a thriving industrial city in Hebei Province is […]

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    HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKES IN CHINA George Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) INTRODUCTION The collision of India with the Asian mainland during the earliest Eocene (~50 Ma) has resulted in the growth of the world’s largest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www.drgeorgepc.com EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IN CHINA – Monitoring Animal Behavior George Pararas Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) Introduction In order to reduce the risk of an earthquake and reduce and mitigate its effects, it is necessary to predict where and when a future,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 […]

INSTABILITY OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SOUTHERN FLANK – EVALUATION OF MASS EDIFICE FAILURES, FLANK COLLAPSES AND POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GENERATION

INSTABILITY OF KILAUEA VOLCANO’S SOUTHERN FLANK – EVALUATION OF MASS EDIFICE FAILURES, FLANK COLLAPSES AND POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GENERATIONGeorge Pararas-CarayannisCopyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved Introduction Throughout Kilauea volcano’s geologic history there have been numerous mass edifice failures, collapses, and subsidence along its southern flank – some associated with earthquakes and local destructive tsunamis such as […]

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 […]