Caribbean Tsunamis: A 500-Year History from 1498-1998 by K.F. O'LoughlinCaribbean Tsunamis: A 500-Year History from 1498-1998 by K.F. O'Loughlin

Caribbean Tsunamis: A 500-Year History from 1498-1998

byK.F. O'Loughlin, James F. Lander

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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Caribbean Tsunamis - A 500-Year History from 1498-1998 broadly characterizes the nature of tsunamis in the Caribbean Sea, while bearing in mind both scientific aspects as well as potential interest by the many governments and populations likely to be affected by the hazard. Comprehension of the nature of tsunamis and past effects is crucial for the awareness and education of populations at risk.
Audience: This book provides a thorough, yet highly accessible review of tsunamis in the Caribbean. It is of interest not only to tsunami and natural hazards specialists at academia and governmental institutes, but also to policy makers and to the general public.
Title:Caribbean Tsunamis: A 500-Year History from 1498-1998Format:PaperbackDimensions:263 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048164672

ISBN - 13:9789048164677

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Table of Contents

1 The Caribbean.- 2 The Tsunami Hazard.- 3 About the 500-Year Tsunami History.- 4 Types and Effects of Tsunamis.- 5 Education about Tsunami Risks.- Appendices.- Appendix A. Islands of the West Indies.- A.1. Greater Antilles.- A.2. Lesser Antilles.- A.2.1. Leeward Islands (The Leewards).- A.2.2. Windward Islands (The Windwards).- A.2.3. Southern Antilles.- A.3. Other Caribbean Islands in the Historical Record.- A.4. Caribbean Continental Country Islands.- Appendix B. Interval Periods for Major Tsunamis.- Appendix C. Equivalent Linear Conversions.- Appendix D. Earthquake Scale Definitions.- D.1. Modified Mercalli Earthquake Intensity Scale: MMI.- D.2. Rossi-Forell Earthquake Intensity Scale: R-F.- D.3. Other Earthquake Intensity Scales.- D.3.1. Hall Earthquake Intensity Scale.- D.3.2. Milne Earthquake Intensity Scale.- D.3.3. Ramírez Earthquake Intensity Scale.- D.3.4. Robson Earthquake Intensity Scale.- D.3.5. Rockwood Earthquake Intensity Scale.- D.3.6. Rudolph Earthquake Intensity Scale.- Appendix E. Richter Earthquake Magnitude Scale.- Appendix F. U.S. Caribbean Territories Affected by Tsunamis.- The Caribbean Tsunami History.- Index of Geographic Names.- Acknowledgement of Copyright Exclusion.