Download PDF by Aurelio Mercado-Irizarry, Philip L. F. Liu: Caribbean Tsunami Hazard

By Aurelio Mercado-Irizarry, Philip L. F. Liu

This ebook goals to provide the general present tsunami threat within the Caribbean Sea sector, a sector that's often purely linked to hurricanes. It at the start offers an outline of all the current tsunami-causing elements present in the area: earthquakes, sub-aerial and submarine landslides, and submarine explosions. this is often via box facts of contemporary and pre-historic tsunami occasions, which provides credibility to all of this attempt. the following part is an outline of the tsunami possibility mitigation efforts being performed in the neighborhood and in collaboration with nationwide and foreign courses. the ultimate half is devoted to the presentation of similar fresh examine effects.

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It is anticipated that a general reluctance by certain business, insurance, and political groups will be encountered. Recruiting these persons and organizations in the context of thoughtful, non-hysterical, planned contact will be challenging and rewarding. It is essential not to overstate the hazard, yet to be firm and apolitical in such dealings. In this regard, the cultural context of the community must be appreciated and respected. Regular and persistent 23 communication by mail and in person will be required to convince reluctant sectors of the community to refocus their perspectives.

However, taking into account possible downtime at any of the stations, it is recommended to have 8 stations for an optimum configuration. It is proposed to have sites in the following states: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent and Venezuela. Ideally, it is desirable to have additional TREMORS (in addition to the proposed 8) in the Central American Zone, in the northern part of the Caribbean and the West Indies islands. In the proposed locations there already exist or are plans to install broadband seismic stations.

At Grenada, Gouyave (Charbtte Town) the height was 3 m and at St. George, 1 5 m . An earthquake and tsunami weie observed at Anoyo and Naguabo. At St. Thomas, Charbtte Amalie, then was a small recession and flooding, A submarine shock to the southeast o f St. Thomas shook the island and shi>s in the harbor. Simultaneously, the waterinthe bay, then perfectly still, appeared turbid as though clouded b y sand and mud. A j y ^ . ^ r j ^ m g j t ^ ^ agitated the water surface lasting sometime. This piobably was the tsunami and the earlier effects fiomthe seismic waves agitating the bottom.

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