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 […]

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 28 NOVEMBER 1945 IN SOUTHERN PAKISTAN

EARTHQUAKE  AND TSUNAMI OF 28 NOVEMBER 1945 IN SOUTHERN PAKISTAN George Pararas-Carayannis(Excerpts from unpublished report on “Seismo-Dynamics of Compressional Tectonic Collision – Potential for Tsunamigenesis Along Boundaries of the Indian, Eurasian and Arabian Plates” (Abstract submitted to the International Conference HAZARDS 2004, Hyderabad, India, 2-4 Dec. 2004 ) Copyright © 2005. All Rights Reserved Introduction On […]

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 2 SEPTEMBER 1992 IN NICARAGUA

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 2 SEPTEMBER 1992 IN NICARAGUAGeorge Pararas-Carayannis The Earthquake A major tsunamigenic earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of Nicaragua at 18.16 local time, (00h 16m GMT) on September 2, 1992. The initial surface wave magnitude was estimated at 7.2 and its epicenter was at 11.761° N, 87.419 West, about 120 Km […]