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Caribbean Tsunami and Earthquake Hazards Studies

Publications

  • Event sedimentation in low-latitude deep-water carbonate basins, Anegada passage, northeast Caribbean, 2014. (download PDF)

  • Geomorphic characterization of four shelf-sourced submarine canyons along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic continental margin, 2014. (download PDF)

  • A framework for the probabilistic analysis of meteotsunamis, 2014. (download PDF)

  • Effects of 2010 Hurricane Earl amidst geologic evidence for greater overwash at Anegada, British Virgin Islands, 2014. (download PDF)

  • Morphostructure at the junction between the Beata ridge and the Greater Antilles island arc (offshore Hispaniola southern slope), 2014. (download PDF)

  • A coral-rubble ridge as evidence for hurricane overwash, Anegada (British Virgin Islands), Advances in Geosciences, 2014. (download PDF)

  • Seismic hazard from the Hispaniola subduction zone: Correction to "Historical perspective on seismic hazard to Hispaniola and the northeast Caribbean region", Journal of Geophysical Research, 2013. (download PDF)

  • Slope failures and timing of turbidity flows north of Puerto Rico, Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences: Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 2014. (download PDF)

  • Slab tears and intermediate-depth seismicity, Geophysical Research Letters, 2013. (download PDF)

  • Seismic evidence for a slab tear at the Puerto Rico Trench, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2013. (download PDF)

  • Comment by Prentice et al. on: Historical perspective on seismic hazard to Hispaniola and the northeast Caribbean region” and Reply by U. ten Brink et al. (download Prentice et al. comment) (download ten Brink et al. reply)

  • Plate interaction in the NE Caribbean subduction zone from continuous GPS observations, Geophysical Research Letters, 2012. (download PDF) (download supplementary material)

  • Significant Earthquakes on the Enriquillo Fault System, Hispaniola, 1500-2010: Implications for Seismic Hazard, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 2012. (download PDF) (download supplementary material)

  • Historical perspective on seismic hazard to Hispaniola and the northeast Caribbean region, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2011. (download PDF)

  • Accounts of Damage from Historical Earthquakes in the Northeastern Caribbean, to Aid in the Determination of their Location and Intensity Magnitudes, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1133, 2012.
    (link to Open-File Report)

  • Inland fields of dispersed cobbles and boulders as evidence for a tsunami on Anegada, British Virgin Islands, Natural Hazards, 2011. (download PDF)

  • Homotrema rubrum (Lamarck) taphonomy as an overwash indicator in Marine Ponds on Anegada, British Virgin Islands, Natural Hazards, 2011. (download PDF)

  • Probable tsunami origin for a Shell and Sand Sheet from marine ponds on Anegada, British Virgin Islands, Natural Hazards, 2011. (download PDF)

  • Gravity modeling of the Muertos Trough and tectonic implications (north-eastern Caribbean), Marine Geophysical Researches, 2010. (download PDF)

  • Geomorphic and stratigraphic evidence for an unusual tsunami or storm a few centuries ago at Anegada, British Virgin Islands, Natural Hazards, 2010. (download PDF) (download auxiliary material)

  • Extension in Mona Passage, Northeast Caribbean, Tectonophysics, 2010 . (download PDF)

  • Tsunami simulations of the 1867 Virgin Island earthquake: Constraints on epicenter location and fault parameters, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 2010. (download PDF)

  • NOAA/West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center Atlantic Ocean Response Criteria, Science of Tsunami Hazards, 2009. (download PDF)

  • Far field tsunami simulations of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake: Implications for tsunami hazard to the U.S. East Coast and the Caribbean, Marine Geology, 2009. (download PDF)

  • Morphotectonics of the central Muertos thrust belt and Muertos Trough (northeastern Caribbean), Marine Geology, 2009. (download PDF)

  • Bivergent thrust wedges surrounding oceanic island arcs: Insight from observations and sandbox models of the northeastern Caribbean plate, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 2009. (download PDF)

  • Coarse-clast ridge complexes of the Caribbean: A preliminary basis for distinguishing tsunami and storm-wave origins, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2008. (download PDF)

  • Tsunami probability in the Caribbean region, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2008. (download PDF)

  • Submarine landslide as the source for the October 11, 1918 Mona Passage tsunami: Observations and modeling, Marine Geology, 2008. (download PDF)

  • Size distribution of submarine landslides and its implication to tsunami hazard in Puerto Rico, Geophysical Research Letters, 2006. (download PDF)

  • Submarine slides north of Puerto Rico and their tsunami potential, in Caribbean Tsunami Hazard, edited by A. Mercado and P. Liu, 2006. (download PDF)

  • Vertical motions of the Puerto Rico Trench and Puerto Rico and their cause, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2005. (download PDF)

  • Stress interaction between subduction earthquakes and forearc strikeslip faults: Modeling and application to the northern Caribbean plate boundary, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2004. (download PDF)

  • New seafloor map of the Puerto Rico trench helps assess earthquake and tsunami hazards, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 2004. (download PDF)

  • Seismic and tsunami hazards in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: A report on a USGS Workshop, March 23-24, 1999, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 1999.

  • Seismic and tsunami hazards in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-353, 1999. (link to Open File Report)

  • Joint Spanish-American research uncovers fracture pattern in northeastern Caribbean, Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 1998.

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