Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez Programa de Alerta y Mitigación Contra Maremotos de Puerto Rico FEMA (Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias)
 
THE PUERTO RICO TSUNAMI WARNING AND MITIGATION PROGRAM
(October 2000 to March 2003)
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There are other assumptions involved in the methodology used to obtain the fault parameters, but these are made in the study by Dr. Huerfano.

These maps have been distributed to local emergency response agencies in both paper and CD versions. All of this information is also available in GIS Shape files format. The results show that western and northern Puerto Rico will be the most affected zones, with the hazard being smaller in the eastern and southern zones. 

Future Work:

 These maps should be redone in the future using site-dependent Manning coefficients, and recently acquired high-resolution LIDAR topography (if FEMA allows us to use this LIDAR data). . It should be emphasized that the results of the coastal inundation mapping, whether for tsunamis or storm surges, are as reliable and accurate as the input topographic and bathymetric data. 

References:

Huerfano, V., 2003, PhD Thesis, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.

Jansma, P., and 6 other autors, 1998, Neotectonics of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, northeastern Caribbean, from  GPS geodesy, Tectonics, pp: 1021-2037. 

Kafka, A., and Levin, S.,  2000, Does the spatial distribution of smaller earthquakes delineate areas where larger earthquakes are likely to occurs?, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., pp: 724-738. 

Masinha, L., and D. E. Smylie, 1971. The displacement fields of inclined faults. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 61(5):1433-1440.

Mercado, A., and W. McCann, 1998. Numerical simulation of the 1918 Puerto Rico tsunami. J. Natural Hazard, 10:57-76.

Udias, A., 1999. Principles of Seismology. Cambridge University Press.

Personnel Involved:
Prof. Aurelio Mercado – Department of Marine Sciences, RUM/UPR 
Mr. Harry Justiniano – Department of Marine Sciences
Dr. Victor Huerfano – Puerto Rico Seismic Network 



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