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dc.creatorFernández Arce, Marioes_ES
dc.creatorMolina, Enriquees_ES
dc.creatorHavskov, Jenses_ES
dc.creatorKuvvet, Atakanes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-29T18:04:50Zes_ES
dc.date.available2015-04-29T18:04:50Zes_ES
dc.date.issued2000-02es_ES
dc.identifier.citationhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1008102600622es_ES
dc.identifier.issn0921-030Xes_ES
dc.identifier.issn1573-0840es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/11416es_ES
dc.descriptionArtículo científico--Universidad de Costa Rica, Vicerrectoría de Acción Social, Extensión Docente. 2000. Para mayor información puede escribir a accion.social@ucr.ac.cres_ES
dc.description.abstractA tsunami catalogue for Central America is compiled containing 49 tsunamis for the period 1539–1996, thirty seven of them are in the Pacific and twelve in the Caribbean. At the Caribbean side, 5 events are related with the North American-Caribbean Plate Boundary (NA-CA) and 7 with the North Panama Deformed Belt (NPDB). There are ten local tsunamis with a specific damage report, seven in the Pacific and the rest in the Caribbean. The total number of casualties due to local tsunamis is less than 455 but this number could be higher. A preliminary empirical estimation of tsunami hazard indicates that 43% of the large earthquakes (Ms > 7.0) along the Pacific Coast of Central America and 100% along the Caribbean, generate tsunamis. On the Pacific, the Guatemala–Nicaragua coastal segment has a 32% probability of generating tsunamis after large earthquakes while the probability is 67% for the Costa Rica–Panama segment. Sixty population centers on the Pacific Coast and 44 on the Caribbean are exposed to the impact of tsunamis. This estimation also suggests that areas with higher tsunami potential in the Pacific are the coasts from Nicaragua to Guatemala and Central Costa Rica; on the Caribbean side, Golfo de Honduras Zone and the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica have major hazard.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipCEPREDENAC-NORADes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipRed Sismológica Nacional, Costa Ricaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipInstituto de Sismología, Vulcanología, Hidrogeología y Meteorología. Guatemalaes_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipInstitute of Solid Earth, University of Bergen. Norwayes_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceNatural Hazards 22: 91–116, 2000es_ES
dc.subjectTsunamies_ES
dc.subjectSismoes_ES
dc.subjectPrevención de desastreses_ES
dc.subjectDesastre naturales_ES
dc.subjectDeformación geológicaes_ES
dc.titleTsunamis and Tsunami Hazards in Central Americaes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela Centroamericana de Geologíaes_ES


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