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Tsunamis and Tsunami Hazards in Central America
A 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 ...
Landslide Potential in Santo Domingo De Heredia, Costa Rica, Central America
This paper reports results from a survey of landslide potential in the canton (county) of Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica. This canton, like much of Central America, is located in a tropical region with abrupt topography ...
Assessment of Physical Vulnerability in Santo Domingo De Heredia, Costa Rica, Central America
This work assesses the physical vulnerability of the Santo Domingo Canton in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica. We evaluate the vulnerability of areas located in high risk zones as well as the structural resistance of ...
Faulting, shallow seismicity and seismic hazard analysis for the Costa Rican Central Valley
A seismic hazard map for the Metropolitan Area of San Jose has been elaborated, based on local tectonic and seismic information. The area for the hazard computation covers an area of 20 x 15 km2 and includes the zone where ...
Natural hazards in Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, Central America
Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica, is a county facing serious risks from natural hazards, specifically flooding, earthquakes, volcanic activity and landslides. In order to inform disaster risk reduction efforts and ...