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A Study of the Source Mechanism of the Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of March 27, 1964: Part 1. Water Waves

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Title: A Study of the Source Mechanism of the Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami of March 27, 1964: Part 1. Water Waves
Authors: Pararas-Carayannis, George
Issue Date: Jul 1967
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Pararas-Carayannis G. 1967. A study of the source mechanism of the Alaska earthquake and tsunami of March 27, 1964: part 1. Water waves. Pac Sci 21(3): 301-310.
Abstract: The geologic history and the general geomorphology of the area
affected by the March 27, 1964 Alaska earthquake are given . The tsunami-generating
area is determined and the extent of crustal displacement and the limits of the
areas of subsidence and uplift, as revealed by geologic evidence, are discussed. The
dimensions of this tsunami-generating area, its volume of crustal displacement,
and the energy associated with the tsunami are calculated. Wave activity within
and outside the generating area and the possible generating mechanisms for the
tsunami are discussed. A wave refraction diagram of the Alaska tsunami for the
north Pacific Ocean area is presented in Figure 6.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7404
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 21, Number 3, 1967



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