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 […]

CHILE – EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 27 FEBRUARY 2010

                        CHILE – EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 27 FEBRUARY 2010 Evaluation of Source Mechanism and of Near and Far-field Tsunami Effects George Pararas-Carayannis Excerpts taken from paper published in Tsunami Society International’ Journal “Science of Tsunami Hazards”, Vol. 29, No. 2, (2010) ABSTRACT The great earthquake of February […]

The Great Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011 in Japan: A Critical Review and Evaluation of the Tsunami Source Mechanism

The Great Tohoku-Oki Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011 in Japan: A Critical Review and Evaluation of the Tsunami Source Mechanism  George Pararas-Carayannis Pure and Applied Geophysics December 2014, Volume 171, Issue 12, pp 3257–3278| Cite as Pararas-Carayannis, G. Pure Appl. Geophys. (2014) 171: 3257. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-013-0677-7 Abstract The great Tohoku-Oki earthquake of March 11, 2011 […]

TSUNAMI GENERATED BY THE ERUPTION OF THE VOLCANO OF SANTORIN IN THE BRONZE AGE (1650 B.C. +/- 50 YEARS)

TSUNAMI GENERATED BY THE ERUPTION OF THE VOLCANO OF SANTORIN IN THE BRONZE AGE (1650 B.C. +/- 50 YEARS) George Pararas-Carayannis(Revised assessment based on papers first published in Natural Hazards 5:115-123,1992, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands, in Sea Frontiers (1972) and in the Grolier Encyclopedia (1974) Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis / Copyright © 2004. […]