Sismicidad inducida por el Terremoto de Limón

After the Limón Earthquake1 of April 22, 199|, seismic activity generated in several zones of the country such as: Matina, Moravia de Chirripó, Tucurrique, Orosi, Empalme, San Ignacio de Acosta, Irazú volcano and San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón. This activity, by its temporal and spatial relation to the...

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Autores Principales: Barquero, Rafael, Rojas Quesada, Wilfredo
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/geologica/article/view/13441
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22496
Sumario: After the Limón Earthquake1 of April 22, 199|, seismic activity generated in several zones of the country such as: Matina, Moravia de Chirripó, Tucurrique, Orosi, Empalme, San Ignacio de Acosta, Irazú volcano and San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón. This activity, by its temporal and spatial relation to the Limón earthquake can be considered as “induced”. From the seismological analysis and tectonic characteristics of the different seismic zones studied two main groups were determined: a first group comprehends the Caribbean region of the country with a tectonic pattern of reverse type with strike slip component oriented and a second group characterized by normal type faults with strike slip component and predominant NE-SW and NW-SE orientations surrounding the Central Valley tectonic basin.