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Evaluación geomorfológica y del efecto de sitio como contribución a los estudios de peligrosidad sísmica a escala local; ciudad de San Cristóbal, Cuba occidental  [Geomorphological assessment and site effects as a contribution to studies on seismic hazards; City of San Cristobal, western Cuba]

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Alternate Title:Geomorphological assessment and site effects as a contribution to studies on seismic hazards; City of San Cristobal, western Cuba
Authors:Ordaz-Hernández, Alexis; Hernández-Santana, José Ramón; Cofiño-Arada, Carlos Enrique; Chuy-Rodriguez, Tomás Jacinto; Méndez-Linares, Ana Patricia
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Facultad de Geografia, Toluca, Mexico
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Universidad de Pinar del Río, Cuba
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Sismológicas, Cuba
Volume Title:Minería y Geología
Source:Minería y Geología, 31(4), p.19-37. Publisher: Instituto Superior Minero Metalurgico, Holguin, Cuba. ISSN: 0258-5979
Publication Date:2015
Note:In Spanish with English summary. 35 refs.; illus., incl. 4 tables, geol. sketch maps
Summary:This investigation is focused on the relief geomorphological assessment for the identification of the features of the recent tectonic activity prior to the evaluation of the site effects on the city of San Cristobal, where an earthquake measuring 8 MSK on the Richter scale struck in 1880. The geomorphological evaluation of the mountainous sector adjacent to the seismogenic zone showed evidence of the active nature of the Pinar faults, by applying the indicators of the vertical dissection of the relief, river incision, separation of basins, and the depth and sinuosity of the mountainous front. The results allowed classifying the soils into three types according to their seismic response in addition to anticipating the variation of the macro-seismic intensity based on local geotechnical characteristics, which is a tool for future urban planning.
Subjects:Active faults; Earthquakes; Faults; Geologic hazards; Indicators; Nappes; Natural hazards; Neotectonics; Risk assessment; Seismic risk; Seismicity; Seismotectonics; Tectonics; Urban environment; Urban planning; Antilles; Caribbean region; Cuba; Greater Antilles; La Habana Cuba; West Indies; Artemisa Cuba; Pinar Fault; San Cristobal Cuba
Coordinates:N224137 N224323 W0825956 W0830937
Record ID:885819-2
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