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Guatemalan earthquake of February 4, 1976

Guatemalan earthquake of February 4, 1976

a preliminary report

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • Guatemala Earthquake, Guatemala, 1976.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementA. F. Espinosa, editor.
    SeriesProfessional paper - U.S. Geological Survey ; 1002, Geological Survey professional paper ;, 1002.
    ContributionsEspinosa, A. F.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE535.2.G9 G8
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 90 p. :
    Number of Pages90
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5016437M
    LC Control Number76608166


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Series: The Guatemala earthquake of February 4, ; Unknown Binding: 35 pages; Publisher: for sale by the Branch of Distribution, U.S.

Geological Survey () Language: English; ASIN: BE40GA; Customer Reviews: Be the first to write a reviewAuthor: Edwin L Harp. Guatemalan earthquake of February 4, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: A F Espinosa; Geological Survey (U.S.); Guatemala.

The Guatemala earthquake struck on February 4 at local time with a moment magnitude of The shock was centered on the Motagua Fault, about km northeast of Guatemala City at a depth of 5 kilometers ( mi) near the town of Los Amates in the department of Izabal.

Cities throughout the country suffered damage, and most adobe type houses in the outlying areas of. The Guatemalan earthquake of February 4,with a surface-wave magnitude ofwas generated by left-lateral slippage on the Motagua fault and was felt over an area of at leastkm2.

This earthquake claimed more t lives and injured more t people. The preliminary estimate of losses is about $1, Abstract The locations of surface ruptures and the main shock epicenter indicate that the disastrous Guatemala earthquake of 4 February was tectonic in origin and generated mainly by slip on the Motagua fault, which has an arcuate roughly east-west trend across central Guatemala.

The Government of Guatemala has requested Bank assistance in financing a reconstruction project following a massive earthquake on February 4, which severely damaged the nation causing upwards of 23, dead, nea injured and one-sixth of the country's million popu-lation rendered homeless.

In the early morning hours of February 4,an earthquake of magnitude hit Guatemala City. It was the most destructive that the country had experienced in more than half a century. The epicenter was one hundred miles northeast of the city. There were numerous aftershocks, some of them as lethal as the main one.

Aftershocks of the Guatemalan Earthquake of February 4, Matumoto, Tosimatu. ; Latham, Gary V. Abstract. Several thousand earthquakes were recorded by portable seismic stations operated in Guatemala within the first week following the destructive earthquake of February 4, The seismically active zone followed the Motagua fault through eastern and central Guatemala, and then branched.

Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California Detailed analyses of teleseismic surface waves and body waves from the Guatemala earthquake of February 4,show the following: (1) Left lateral displacement along a vertical fault with a strike varying from N66øE to N98øE is consistent with the teleseismic data.

Detailed analyses of teleseismic surface waves and body waves from the Guatemala earthquake of February 4,show the following: (1) Left lateral displacement along a vertical fault with a strike varying from N66°E to N98°E is consistent with the teleseismic data.

(2) The seismic moment was ×. The Guatemala earthquake struck on February 4 at local time with a moment magnitude of The shock was centered on the Motagua Fault, about km northeast of Guatemala City at a depth of 5 kilometers ( mi) near the town of.

Detailed analyses of teleseismic surface waves and body waves from the Guatemala earthquake of February 4,show the following: (1) Left lateral displacement along a vertical fault with a strike varying from N66°E to N98°E is consistent with the teleseismic data.

(2) The seismic moment was × 10 27 dyn cm. The directivity of the. Landslides from the February 4,Guatemala earthquake (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Edwin L Harp; Raymond C Wilson; Gerald F Wieczorek; Geological Survey (U.S.).

White, R.A. Preliminary catalog of aftershocks of the Guatemala earthquake of February 4,found: Earthquakes with 1, or more deaths fromvia USGS Earthquake Hazards Program website, J ( Feb 4 Guatemala ⁰N ⁰W, 23, deaths, magnitude ). The Tangshan earthquake struck causing devastation to the area.

This was the deadliest earthquake of the 20th Century. people died according to official information. Aroundwere hurt. Property damage was extensive with costs reaching $ billion (. The locations of surface ruptures and the main shock epicenter indicate that the disastrous Guatemala earthquake of 4 February was tectonic in origin and generated mainly by slip on the Motagua fault, which has an arcuate roughly east-west trend across central Guatemala.

Fault breakage was observed for km. Displacement is predominantly horizontal and sinistral with a maximum measured. A major earthquake on February 4, resulted in the death of 23, people and one million others lost their housing.

Added to difficult economic conditions, this led to the displacement of many indigenous highland peasants, who became migrant laborers and began to meet and organize with Ladino Spanish speakers, students, and labor organizers.

The Guatemala earthquake struck on February 4 at local time with a moment magnitude of The shock was centered on the Motagua Fault, about km northeast of Guatemala City at a depth of 5 kilometers ( mi) near the town of Los Amates in the department of Izabal.

Cities throughout the country suffered damage, and most adobe type houses in the outlying areas of Guatemala. - Instructional sheet shows how earthquakes happen, and effects of the Guatemala earthquake of February 4, - Photo of earth with plate zones at upper right copyrighted by National Geographic Society; also includes photos from NASA, United States Geological Survey, and U.S.

Agency for International Development. At a.m. on February 4,information of the Guatemalan earthquake alerted the Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) staff to prepare for a general mobilization of resources. The BBF’s role is believed to be best as a facilitator to provide funds, materials, and technical expertise.

Guatemala Earthquake Collapse of the Hotel Terminal in Guatemala City, caused by the failure of reinforced concrete columns in its third story. Figure. The Guatemalan earthquake of February 4,a preliminary report. U.S. Geological Survey Professional paper ; Color slides showing geologic effects and damage caused by the devasting Guatemala earthquake of February 4, U.S.

Geological Survey Open-File Report ; The most destructive earthquake since struck Guatemala on. What happened on February 4, Browse historical events, famous birthdays and notable deaths from Feb 4, or search by date, day or keyword. earthquake ki in Guatemala & Honduras; Event of Interest.

Hua Guofeng becomes Premier of the People's Republic of China. Paramount Leader of China. Abstract. Field studies of surface faulting associated with the Guatemala earthquake of February 4,have documented the occurrence of afterslip at seven locations along the km of surface rupture.

The total displacement across the fault as measured in April averaged cm. Displacement at one location increased from 60 cm on February 8,to 91 cm on October 6, Displacement at this locality is over 3 feet (93 centimeters) left lateral. One of many landslides blocking the main highway from Guatemala City to El Progreso, after the February 4, earthquake.

Surface faulting formed during the Guatemala earthquake on the Motagua fault. Left lateral slip at this location was three- quarters of a meter.

Seismological Aspects of the Guatemala Earthquake of. On February 4,Guatemala was struck by a major magnitude earthquake, which contributed to the high death toll of and about wounded. It happened during the night and most adobe type houses in mountain villages collapsed.

The population migrated on foot from the destroyed villages to the cities and tried to resume their small business. Two devastating Guatemalan earthquakes (23 December and 29–30 September ) were accompanied by severe and violent eruptions of the volcano Fuego (Espinosa 87–90).

Earthquake activity and active volcanoes are common along the west coast of South America and, particularly, Central America (Warren and Ferguson 40–45). The Guatemala earthquake struck on February 4, It was a M w earthquake, centered in the Motagua Fault, about km northeast of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Cities throughout the country suffered damage, and most adobe type houses in the outlying areas of Guatemala City were completely destroyed. The earthquake struck during the early morning (at am, local time) when.

年グアテマラ地震(英語: Guatemala earthquake )は年 7月29日午後3時45分(現地時間)、 グアテマラ総督領 (英語版) を襲った地震 。 震央におけるマグニチュードは 。 5月より始まった一連の地震であり、6月11日に強い前震が2度おき、7月の本震の後に余震が12月まで続いた 。. Guatemala Earthquake Pictures February 4, Go to: Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4. Disrupted stone fence. The fence here is offset centimeters in a sinistral sense and 65 centimeters vertically with the south side relatively downthrown.

This is one of numerous localities at which the main railroad line between the coastal port of. Guatemala (November 13) - (November 28) Guatemala (August 9) - (December 29) Guatemala (December 30) – (January 31) Guatemala City (Guatemala) Guatemalan armed forces.

Guatemalan Earthquake (February 4, ) Guatemalan Genocide testimony-sharing willingness. Guatemalan Genocide-related psychological reactions. It is a developing nation with many areas that must be addressed in order to take proactive measures, for disasters that may occur in the future.

The following report will provide an in depth analysis of the Guatemala earthquake of February 4, This earthquake resulted in an estimated deaths, injuries, and over. Febru n/a: PM, Biggest damages were in Ixcan, El Quiche. February 4, AM.

The deadliest earthquake ever recorded, with official numbers aro deaths and great economic losses. Octo This was a very low magnitude earthquake, but it was very superficial and almost completely destroyed the.

Matumoto, Tosimatu. ”Aftershocks of the Guatemalan earthquake of February 4, ”. Geophysical Research Letters "3" (10): ss. – doi: /GLip Olcese, Orlando (July ) (pdf). The Guatemala Earthquake Disaster of A Review of its Effects and of the contribution of the United Nations family.

UNDP, Guatemala. PDF | On Jan 1,O and others published APPLICATION OF THE ESI SCALE:: CASE STUDY OF THE FEBRUARY 4, GUATEMALA EARTHQUAKE | Find, read and cite all the research you need on.

At just after 3am on the morning of February 4,a devastating M W earthquake struck Guatemala, radiating death and destruction throughout the country.

23, people perished and more t suffered injuries. Date: Feb. 4, A magnitude earthquake centered about miles northeast of Guatemala City killed an estima people and left a million others homeless.

PICTURES: How Earthquakes. Guatemala City. The major value of the network, however, may lie in its proximity to the Motagua fault, the site of the disasterous Guatemalan earthquake (Ms = ) of February 4, that killed more t people. The area of coverage, although some km distant from the. The GEAR model uses global strain rates and seismicity since to produce an earthquake forecast.

References USGS Mexican Seismological Service (SSN) European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre Associated Press A. Espinosa, The Guatemalan earthquake of February 4,a preliminary report, Professional PaperLuis Edgar. Previous strong earthquakes along the North America-Caribbean plate boundary include the destructive Guatemala earthquake of February 4,Mwhich resulted in more t fatalities.

The earthquake occurred on the Motagua fault, a segment of the plate boundary that lies in southern Guatemala, several hundred kilometers.Guatemala's estimated population tral America's leading city.

of million people reside in an area of The February 4 earthquake, measuring s square miles, slightly larger on the Richter Scale, occurred at about than the State of Tennessee. Spanish is the 3. GUATEMALA, Feb.

8 — Estimates of the death toll in the earthquake that struck this country four days ago rose to more t today. Special to The New York Times.