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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 ...
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 ...
Seismotectonic and the Hipothetical Strike – Slip Tectonic Boundary of Central Costa Rica
This paper analyses and discusses the seismicity and faulting of Central Costa Rica in search for evidence of the strike-slip fault proposed by Astorga et al (1989, 1991), the subparallel strikeslip fault system reported ...
Relocation and waveform modeling of the 1924 Orotina, Costa Rica, earthquake
We have determined the location and focal mechanism for the 1924 Orotina earthquake using two different relocation algorithms developed for the analysis of historic earthquakes and forward waveform modeling of teleseismic ...
Apoyo psicosocial a afectada(o)s por terremoto del 5 de setiembre de 2012
La Brigada de Intervención Psicosocial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, acompañada por la Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN: ICE-UCR), el Preventec y estudiantes de la Maestría en Gestión de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias, ...