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The Guinea, West Africa, earthquake of December 22, 1983

The Guinea, West Africa, earthquake of December 22, 1983

reconnaissance geologic and seismologic field studies

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquakes -- Guinea

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby C.J. Langer, M.G. Bonilla, and G.A. Bollinger
    SeriesOpen-file report -- 85-282
    ContributionsBonilla, Manuel G., 1920-, Bollinger, G. A, Geological Survey (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13610202M

    Guinea, country of western Africa, located on the Atlantic coast. Three of western Africa’s major rivers—the Gambia, the Niger, and the Senegal—rise in Guinea. Under the name French Guinea, it was a part of French West Africa until it achieved independence in Its capital is Conakry. Later on, the event of 22nd December (M w ∼ ) in Guinea, claimed three hundred () lives, with loss of properties. These earthquakes epicentres were both reported to have been located a few kilometers on the continent, away from the offshore and far out in the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic ocean) Download: Download full-size imageAuthor: Ayodeji Adekunle Eluyemi, Ayodeji Adekunle Eluyemi, Santanu Baruah, Saurabh Baruah.

    Guinea, (formerly known as French Guinea) is today one of Africa's poorest countries. It's sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from its nearby neighbor Guinea-Bissau.. Guinea belonged to a series of empires until France colonized it in the s, and subsequently made it part of French West Africa.. Slave trade flourished with the arrival of the Europeans, and political Author: John Moen. Guinea profile - Timeline. 14 May - Guinea becomes part of French West African The World Health Organisation says the spread of Ebola in west Africa is an international public.

    Guinea is a poor country of approximately million people in that possesses the world's largest reserves of bauxite and largest untapped high-grade iron ore reserves, as well as gold and diamonds. In addition, Guinea has fertile soil, ample rainfall, and is the source of several West African rivers, including the Senegal, Niger, and.   Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s poorest countries, sits on the geologically active Pacific ring of fire and is still recovering from a quake that hit some km to the west in February.


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The Guinea, West Africa, earthquake of December 22, 1983 Download PDF EPUB FB2

The magnitude (M S) earthquake that struck northwestern Guinea in late (Figure 1) killed nearly people, s injured about 1, destroyed more than 5, houses, and left s people homeless. It serves as a recent example of the infrequent but oftentimes destructive nature of moderate to large earthquakes that occur in apparently aseismic to low-seismicity intraplate regions Author: C.

Langer, G. Bollinger, G. Bollinger. The magnitude (M S) earthquake that struck northwestern Guinea in late (Figure 1) killed nearly people,sinjured about 1, destroyed more than 5, houses, and left s Get this from a library. The Guinea, West Africa, earthquake of Decem reconnaissance geologic and seismologic field studies.

[C J Langer; Manuel G. The Guinea, West Africa, earthquake of Decem ; reconnaissance geologic and seismologic field studies. The Guinea, West Africa, earthquake of Decem ; reconnaissance geologic and seismologic field studies: Series title: Open-File Report: Series number: DOI: /ofr   WEST AFRICA QUAKE IS REPORTED TO LEAVE DEAD IN GUINEA.

See earthquake of December 22 article in its original context from DecemSection 1, Page 6 An earthquake in Guinea. On the morning of Decema region of West Africa previously considered to be virtually aseismic was shaken by a earthquake of December 22 (m^ = ) earthquake.

The epicentral locale was in northwestern Guinea, near the border with neighboring Guinea-Bissau (fig.

The Guinean communities of GaoualCited by: 3. The seismotectonics of Western 1983 book show the occurrence of major earthquakes (e.g., southwestern Ghana, offshore Monrovia, offshore Accra, and Gaoual-Guinea) and prominent offshore transform faults.

However, there is no analysis that links the continental active tectonics with the oceanic fault zones of the Gulf of by: 1. Attention to the problems posed by natural hazards in West and Central Africa was brought into sharp focus by the deaths of an estimated people in the valleys to the north of Lake Nyos in Prior to that the only, well documented, major natural catastrophe was the earthquake which killed at least people in northwestern Guinea.

West and Central Africa are geologically very stable, being made up largely of Precambrian crust. The nearest active plate boundaries are the Mid-Atlantic ridge and the North African margin. The East African rift system, though not a plate boundary as such, is also a seismically active : R.

Musson. UTC magnitude, 10 km depth Malabo, Bioko Norte, Equatorial Guinea magnitude earthquake UTC at Ma UTC. Source parameters of earthquakes along the coastal margin of West Africa and comparisons with earthquakes in other coastal margin settings.

Tectonophysics, The coastal margins of Western Africa and most of the eastern Americas are considered to be stable continental interiors where large earthquakes occur by: On Decemthere was an earthquake in Guinea whose shocks were felt in some parts of Liberia.

Langer's 9 research works with citations and 68 reads, including: The Decemearthquake in Guinea, West Africa. Guinea extends southeast in a crescent from the Atlantic coast of West Africa.

Its topography varies from coastal plains to inland mountains that account for about 60 percent of the land area. Several of the region’s major rivers, in particular the Niger, Senegal, and Gambia, all originate from these highlands, making Guinea the “water.

The Guinean earthquake of December 22 occumd in a reg on considered up to now as aseismic. Table 1 gives the location and magnitude calculated by PIEIS and CSEM. About people were killed during this event, several hundred people injured and most.

Conakry (/ ˈ k ɒ n ə k r i /; Sosso: Kɔnakiri; N’ko: ߞߐߣߊߞߙߌ߫) is the capital and largest city of Guinea.A port city, it serves as the economic, financial and cultural centre of Guinea. Its population as of the Guinea census was 1,Country: Guinea.

Province 1 covers West Africa from Nigeria to Senegal and is presumably considered as a stable part of Africa, although several major historical and recent earthquakes struck the region.

The Guinea earthquake of 22nd December (Mw )File Size: 2MB. West African empires. What is now Guinea was on the fringes of the major West African empires.

The Ghana Empire is believed to be the earliest of these which grew on trade but contracted and ultimately fell due to the hostile influence of the was in this period that Islam first arrived in the region.

The Sosso kingdom (12th to 13th centuries) briefly flourished in the void but. Death Toll Rises to In Guinea Earthquake. See the article in its original context from DecemSection 1, Page leaving thousands homeless in various parts of the West.

Guinea 22 Mar GMT. Guinea votes in contested referendum and parliamentary poll. The plunder of West Africa Ebola funds. by Fisayo Soyombo. Ebola orphans in Africa do not need saviours.

Hamisu Muhammad was at an event in Abuja which considered the nation's capacity to monitor earthquakes. on Decemwhen something big happened in West Africa.UTC at Decem UTC Location: Epicenter atkm from Gaoual ( miles) North Atlantic Ocean.An introduction to the natural hazards of West and Central Africa --Earthquakes --The seismicity of West and Central Africa --Fossil plate boundaries in West Africa and their bearing on seismotectonics --The Decemearthquake in Guinea, West Africa --Volcanic Gases --Volcanic gases as a natural hazard --Potentially hazardous lakes in West Africa --Natural disasters in the oral history of .