Tsunamis in Peru-Chile
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Tsunamis in Peru-Chile by Patricia A Lockridge

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Published by The Center, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Servie in Boulder, CO .
Written in English


  • Peru -- Tsunamis,
  • Chile -- Tsunamis

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Statementby Patricia A. Lockridge ; World Data Center A for Solid Earth Geophysics
SeriesReport SE -- 39
ContributionsWorld Data Center A for Solid Earth Geophysics
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 97 p. :
Number of Pages97
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14851913M

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Tsunamis in Peru-Chile (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Patricia A Lockridge; World Data Center A for Solid Earth Geophysics. About this Book Catalog Record Details. Tsunamis in Peru-Chile / by Patricia A. Lockridge ; World Data Lockridge, Patricia A. View full catalog record. adshelp[at] The ADS is operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory under NASA Cooperative Agreement NNX16AC86A. Title: Tsunamis in Peru-Chile: Authors: Lockridge, P. Publication: Boulder, CO: National Geophysical Data Center (NOAA), |c Publication Date: 00/

  This study aims to understand better the characteristics of the tsunamis triggered along the Peru–Chile Trench. We investigate the tsunamis induced by the Mw Illapel, the Mw Iquique and the Mw Maule Chilean earthquakes that happened on September 16th, , April 1st, and February 27th, , by: for assessing and modelling tsunamis in Peru and the northern Chile could also be applied to simulate tsunamis at other sites around the world. Key words: Numerical modelling, natural hazards, risk assessment, tsunami, seismic waves, tsunamigenic earthquakes, run-up, port development, Peru, Chile. On 16 August , an earthquake with a magnitude estimated at struck the Peru–Chile Trench. A resulting tsunami struck the port of Arica, then part of Peru, killing an . It occurred on the subduction zone plate boundary at the Peru - Chile Trench where the oceanic Nazca Plate subducts beneath the continental South American Plate. The two plates are converging at a rate of 80 mm per year. The epicentre was just 70 miles ( kilometres) from Concepcion, Chile's second-largest city.

There is a very narrow seismic band ( km wide) between the Andes mountain range and the Peru-Chile Trench. Major differences is seismicity, in morphology of the coast and in potential for generation of large tsunamis exist along the entire coastline of Chile. Tsunami Characteristics Along the Peru–Chile Trench: Analysis of the Mw Illapel, the Mw Iquique and the Mw Maule Tsunamis in the Near-field. Pages Omira, R. (et al.). tsunami is also the only tsunami within living memory of NSW residents which had significant impacts, making it the most suitable event to investigate because of the potential for acquiring additional data from personal observations. The Chilean Tsunami of 23rd May The tsunami was caused by a Mw earthquake which occurred at UTC on theFile Size: KB. Based directly on tsunami run-up data, we estimate tsunami wave heights of 13 m for a year return period and 25 m for a year return period. According to the seismic gap theory, we can expect that the next strong earthquake and tsunami will occur between 19 and 28 S in the vicinity of northern Chile.