August 14, 1939 Cuban Earthquake Archive

1939 8/15 03:52 UCT 79.25W 22.50N 20km Mw=5.97 Remedios, Cuba

1. Seismograms
Selected seismograms at the Denver Federal Center from this earthquake were scanned as part of the IASPEI Scanning Project (small PDF versions of large .tif files lilnked below).

link to compressed .tif file format) (includes little .jpg "thumbnails").

2. Selected Information
This earthquake was noted by O‘loughlin and Lander (2003) as having produced a tsunami. The earthquake was felt near Remedios and Santa Clara, Cuba with intensity MM VIII (Tanner and Shepherd, 1997) or MSK VII (Chuy, 1999).

3. References

Chuy, T.J. (1999). Macrosísmica de Cuba y su aplicación en los estimados de Peligrosidad y Microzonificación Sísmica. Tesis en opción al Grado de Doctor en Ciencias Geofísicas. Fondos del CENAIS. 273 pp.

O’loughlin and Lander, 2003, Caribbean Tsunami, A 500-Year History from 1498-1998., Kluwer Academic Publishers, p 261.

Tanner, J.G. and Shepherd, J.B., 1997, Seismic Hazard in Latin America and the Caribbean, vol. 1, Project Catalog and Seismic Hazard Maps, Instituto Panamericano de Geografia y Historia, 143 pp.

(Last Updated: January 3, 2010) (mfd)