Field survey of the 1992 Nicaragua tsunami

Antonio Baptista, G. R. Priest, T. S. Murty

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An earthquake occurred off the west coast of Nicaragua at 18 h 16 m on September 1, 1992. Despite a relatively modest magnitude (Ms=7.0, Mw = 7.6), the earthquake generated a significant tsunami, which strongly impacted the coast of Nicaragua and was felt at several remote stations. A field survey was conducted roughly two months after the event. The results of the survey are presented here, including a detailed discussion of the observation methods and data processing strategies. Observed run-ups (relative to MSL) were typically in the 4-7 m range, with a maximum run-up of 9.1 m at San Martin, an open coast site with a steep beach slope. Inundation extents were relatively modest, typically of the order of a few hundred meters. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-203
Number of pages35
JournalMarine Geodesy
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993

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Baptista, A., Priest, G. R., & Murty, T. S. (1993). Field survey of the 1992 Nicaragua tsunami. Marine Geodesy, 16(2), 169-203.

Field survey of the 1992 Nicaragua tsunami. / Baptista, Antonio; Priest, G. R.; Murty, T. S.

In: Marine Geodesy, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1993, p. 169-203.

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Baptista, A, Priest, GR & Murty, TS 1993, 'Field survey of the 1992 Nicaragua tsunami', Marine Geodesy, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 169-203.
Baptista A, Priest GR, Murty TS. Field survey of the 1992 Nicaragua tsunami. Marine Geodesy. 1993;16(2):169-203.
Baptista, Antonio ; Priest, G. R. ; Murty, T. S. / Field survey of the 1992 Nicaragua tsunami. In: Marine Geodesy. 1993 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 169-203.
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