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 AUGUST 16A, 1976, IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS – The Moro Gulf Tsunami

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF AUGUST 16A, 1976, IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS – The Moro Gulf Tsunami George Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from a survey undertaken in the Philippines in August and September 1976 and from recent reports). Introduction On August 16, 1976, a devastating earthquake on the Cotabato Trench caused destruction on the island of Mindanao – […]

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 […]

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 22 MAY 1960 IN CHILE

EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OF 22 MAY 1960 IN CHILEGeorge Pararas-Carayannis (Excerpts from archives compiled in preparation of a Catalog of Tsunamis in the Pacific Ocean and for the Catalog of Tsunamis in the Hawaiian Islands. World Data Center A- Tsunami U.S. Dept. of Commerce Environmental Science Service Administration Coast and Geodetic Survey, May 1969) SUMMARY […]

EARTHQUAKE OF 13 JANUARY 2001 IN EL SALVADOR

EARTHQUAKE OF 13 JANUARY 2001 IN EL SALVADOR George Pararas-Carayannis Introduction On Saturday, 13 January 2001, a powerful earthquake struck El Salvador. This was the strongest earthquake to hit the country since October 1986. No destructive tsunami was generated. The quake killed hundreds of people in San Salvador, the capital, as well as in Las […]

TSUNAMI HAZARD ANALYSIS, TSUNAMII HAZARD PLANNING, PROTECTION MEASURES, TSUNAMI EXERCISES AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

TSUNAMI HAZARD ANALYSIS, TSUNAMII HAZARD PLANNING, PROTECTION MEASURES, TSUNAMI EXERCISES AND PUBLIC EDUCATION George Pararas-Carayannis SUMMARY There is a need to evaluate the tsunami hazard in order to reduce or mitigate factors endangering public safety and property in coastal communities which have been historically impacted. The risk potential of tsunamis is of extensive interest to […]