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Journal Article
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Author, Analytic
Ahmad, Rafi
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
The geology of the January 13, 1993 earthquake, Jamaica
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Journal Title
Jamaican Institution of Engineers Journal
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Date of Publication
1995
Volume ID
10
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
27-36
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Abstract
Discusses the January 13, 1993 earthquake in relation to Jamaica's geology and neotectonics, with a view to refining the understanding of the geotechnical effects of earthquakes originating in the Wagwater Belt, and the active faults that may be capable of generating significant earthquakes in eastern Jamaica. Concludes that prediction of geologically controlled earthquake hazards provides a basis for earthquake loss reduction.....
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