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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TASK V. Develop a Caribbean Historical Tsunami Data Base.


Figure 7

A comprehensive earthquake and tsunami database, Historical Tsunami Database for the Atlantic (see Figure 7), has been developed containing the written history of earthquakes and tsunamis that have occurred in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea. The database includes all of the earthquake information available, while the tsunami information is based on the comprehensive compilation by Lander et al. (2002). 
This database contains a PC-based Graphical User Interface for ease of visualization. The whole package is contained on CD, but it can also be run on-line at http://omzg.sscc.ru/tsulab/. Figure 8 shows a plot of the tsunami runup data available for the whole Atlantic Ocean in the package. A bar is shown at each location where runups have been measured and the bar height is proportional to the runup elevation. The same information can also be listed as a table for printing. Figure 9 shows a plot of the location where earthquake information is available.


Figure 8


Figure 9

References
Lander, J. F., L. S. Whiteside and P. A. Lockridge, 2002. A brief history of tsunamis in
the Caribbean. Science of Tsunami Hazards, Vol. 20, No. 2:57-94.

Personnel Involved:
Dr. Vachieslav Gusiakov - Siberian Division Russian Academy of Sciences - Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics - Tsunami Laboratory 

Prof. Aurelio Mercado – Department of Marine Sciences – RUM/UPR 



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