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 […]

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 […]

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EARTHQUAKE  AND TSUNAMI OF 28 NOVEMBER 1945 IN SOUTHERN PAKISTAN George Pararas-Carayannis(Excerpts from unpublished report on “Seismo-Dynamics of Compressional Tectonic Collision – Potential for Tsunamigenesis Along Boundaries of the Indian, Eurasian and Arabian Plates”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 […]

GREAT EARTHQUAKE OF 19 SEPTEMBER 1985 AND MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OF 21 SEPTEMBER 1985 IN MEXICO – TSUNAMI SOURCE MECHANISMS

GREAT EARTHQUAKE OF 19 SEPTEMBER 1985 AND MAJOR EARTHQUAKE OF 21 SEPTEMBER 1985 IN MEXICO – TSUNAMI SOURCE MECHANISMSGeorge Pararas-Carayannis(Excerpts from Report submitted to the UNESCO-Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and to the International Coordination Group for the Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific(ICG/ITSU), based on a survey of the stricken area by the suthor and from […]

GREAT TSUNAMI OF 26 AUGUST 1883 FROM THE EXPLOSION OF THE KRAKATAU VOLCANO (Krakatoa”) IN INDONESIA

GREAT TSUNAMI OF 26 AUGUST 1883 FROM THE EXPLOSION OF THE KRAKATAU VOLCANO (Krakatoa”) IN INDONESIA George Pararas-Carayannis Excerpts from “Some of the World’s Greatest Disasters”, a book in preparation.) Copyright © 1997 George Pararas-Carayannis / all rights reserved Selected by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Introduction The paroxysmal explosion and collapse of the volcano […]

TSUNAMI GENERATED BY THE ERUPTION OF THE VOLCANO OF SANTORIN IN THE BRONZE AGE

  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 © […]