VOLCANIC TSUNAMI GENERATING SOURCE MECHANISMS IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN REGION

VOLCANIC TSUNAMI GENERATING SOURCE MECHANISMS IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN REGIONGeorge Pararas-CarayannisBased on a presentation made at the 2004 National Science Foundation Tsunami Workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and paper published in the Journal of Tsunami Hazards, Volume 22, Number 2. 2004 http://www.STHJOURNAL.ORGABSTRACT Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, volcanic island flank failures and underwater slides have generated […]

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 […]

GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 4 NOVEMBER 1952 IN KAMCHATKA

GREAT EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 4 NOVEMBER 1952 IN KAMCHATKAGeorge Pararas-Carayannis(Excerpts from the archives to the Catalogs of Tsunami in the Hawaiian Islands. World Data Center A- Tsunami U.S. Dept. of Commerce Environmental Science Service Administration Coast and Geodetic Survey, May 1969) Introduction On November 4, 1952, at 16:52 GMT, a strong earthquake off the […]

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 1 APRIL 2007 IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 1 APRIL 2007 IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS George Pararas-Carayannis INTRODUCTION A great earthquake on April 1, 2007, struck the New Georgia Group of the Northwest Solomon Islands and generated a destructive tsunami. There were numerous fatalities in the Solomon Islands and in Southeast Papua New Guinea. A second quake of 6.7 […]