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Simulación de tsunamis generados por deslizamientos de terreno en el talud insular de Cuba  [Simulation of tsunamis on the banks of the island of Cuba, generated by landslides]

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Alternate Title:Simulation of tsunamis on the banks of the island of Cuba, generated by landslides
Authors:Córdova-López, Luis Fermín; Sánchez-Cruz, Yoany; Castellano-Abella, Enrique
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría, Havana, Cuba
Other:
Empresa Aguas de La Habana, Cuba
Instituto de Geología y Paleontología, Cuba
Volume Title:Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua
Source:Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua, 4(5), p.19-32. Publisher: Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua, Jiutepec, Mexico. ISSN: 2007-2422
Publication Date:2013
Note:In Spanish with English summary. 11 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables
Summary:While tsunamis are generally caused by earthquakes, it has been shown that around 30% of maximum tsunami crests are most likely related to land masses that have broken away (Watts et al., 2005). The present work developed three case studies to test possible submarine and subaerial landslides in different locations on the banks of the island of Cuba. Based on the parameters of these landslides, the resultant wave was generated and propagated to identify effects on the coastline. The results made it possible to define the height of the wave created, its behaviour throughout the profile, its rise and the effects inside a bay-necessary elements for calculating impact on coastal zones.
Subjects:Active faults; Case studies; Coastal environment; Erosion features; Faults; Geologic hazards; Landslides; Marine environment; Mass movements; Natural hazards; Neotectonics; Ocean floors; Ocean waves; Propagation; Shorelines; Simulation; Slumping; Storm surges; Submarine environment; Tectonics; Tsunamis; Antilles; Atlantic Ocean; Caribbean region; Caribbean Sea; Cuba; Greater Antilles; North Atlantic; West Indies; Cienfuegos Bay; Cochinos Bay; Granma Cuba; Playa Giron; Sierra Maestra
Coordinates:N220000 N221800 W0810000 W0811600
N220000 N221200 W0802000 W0803400
Record ID:842026-2
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