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 29 SEPTEMBER 2009 IN THE SAMOAN ISLANDS REGION – Evaluation of the Source Mechanism

  EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 29 SEPTEMBER 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 […]

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 […]