Análisis macrosísmico del terremoto de buena vista de Pérez Zeledón, 3 de julio de 1983 (ms = 6,1), Costa Rica

 

Authors
Mora, Mauricio M.; Peraldo, Giovanni
Format
Article
Status
publishedVersion
Description

This research integrates information from documents and testimonies about the effects of the Buenavista Earthquake, July 3rd 1983 (Ms = 6,1) in Costa Rica. From this documentation, it has been possible to reconstruct a local intensity map, and furthermore to understand the perception and social representations that the population draw as explanations about the earthquake source. Maximum intensities occurred northward of Rivas town (VIII-IX), showing an elongated pattern striking NNW. The integration of all primary and secondary information which has been taken and analyzed, suggests a seismic source striking E-W or NW-SE, located north of Buenavista town. The social interpretations to explain the Buenavista Earthquake were focused on ?divine punishment? (?the final judgement?), volcanic activity or collapsing caverns.

Publication Year
2010
Language
Español
Topic
Sismicidad
intensidades sísmicas
amenaza sísmica
historia
percepción
vulnerabilidad
Seismicity
seismic intensity
seismic hazard
history
perception
vulnerability
Fuente
Portal de Revistas UCR
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https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/3445
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