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The role of the Organization of American States in the development of seismology in Latin America

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
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Abstract

Seismological studies in Latin America were initiated at the beginning of the 20th century, when the first seismological stations were deployed by certain scientific associations. These efforts provided an incentive to the professional community for further activites. Until this date, the only seismic records that existed were historical accounts of catastrophes caused by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. This type of information of course, leads to "fantasy" and incorrect descriptions of what has taken place. 

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The role of the Organization of American States in the development of seismology in Latin America
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 3 p.
First page 7
Last page 9
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N