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The north Panama earthquake of 7 September 1882: evidence for active underthrusting

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America

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Abstract

Our inspection of available descriptions of the earthquake effects observed in Panama on 7 September 1882 indicates that the northern Panama seismic belt may be capable of producing major thrust earthquakes due to underthrusting of the Caribbean plate beneath the Panama isthmus. Clearly, the possibility of recurrence of a similar thrust event in this portion of the Caribbean-Nazca plate convergence zone must be considered when examining the potential for large, damaging earthquakes in the Panama-Colombia region. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The north Panama earthquake of 7 September 1882: evidence for active underthrusting
Series title:
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Volume
79
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1264
Last page:
1269
Number of Pages:
6