Friday, April 06, 2012

Caribbean Tsunami Hazard

A regional scale estimate for tsunami hazard across the Caribbean has been published by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute and others. It includes an interesting summary of past tsunamis in the Caribbean - and it's surprising to learn that there have been '85 tsunamis and that more than 15,000 people have perished due to tsunamis since 1498, which means that the number of tsunami casualties in the Caribbean exceeds that of the U.S. West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska combined'. There may also be more localised and detailed studies in the future. Thanks Bruce and Carl.

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