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    HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKES IN CHINA George Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) INTRODUCTION The collision of India with the Asian mainland during the earliest Eocene (~50 Ma) has resulted in the growth of the world’s largest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EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION IN CHINA – Monitoring Animal Behavior George Pararas Carayannis (Excerpts from Unpublished Manuscript) Introduction In order to reduce the risk of an earthquake and reduce and mitigate its effects, it is necessary to predict where and when a future,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

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 […]

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 […]