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Address-level effects in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, from the 1918 m (sub w) 7.3 earthquake and tsunami

Roland LaForge and William R. McCann
Address-level effects in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, from the 1918 m (sub w) 7.3 earthquake and tsunami
Seismological Research Letters (July 2017) 88 (5): 1316-1321

Abstract

The 11 October 1918 M (sub w) 7.3 earthquake and tsunami that occurred about 20 km northwest of Puerto Rico is the most recent damaging seismic event to affect the island. As part of the relief effort, residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed filled out petitions that described the damage, and they were granted funds to repair or rebuild their residences based on these petitions. The records from this program were recently discovered in the General Archive in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After having apparently lain untouched for almost 100 years, they were scanned and preserved in digital format. Petitions from the town of Aguadilla, which was closest to the epicenter, were analyzed to show a detailed address-level picture of which sections of the town were affected by ground shaking and tsunami damage, and to what extent.


ISSN: 0895-0695
EISSN: 1938-2057
Serial Title: Seismological Research Letters
Serial Volume: 88
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Address-level effects in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, from the 1918 m (sub w) 7.3 earthquake and tsunami
Affiliation: LaForge GeoConsulting, Golden, CO, United States
Pages: 1316-1321
Published: 20170705
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, El Cerrito, CA, United States
References: 4
Accession Number: 2017-058825
Categories: Environmental geologySeismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch maps
N18°25'30" - N18°26'15", W67°09'30" - W67°09'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Earth Sciences Associates, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2022, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Seismological Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201731
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