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X6 (2017-2017): Vp/Vs 30 Refraction Survey of the Palisadoes Tombolo in Kingston, Jamaica

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FDSN code X6 (2017-2017) Network name Vp/Vs 30 Refraction Survey of the Palisadoes Tombolo in Kingston, Jamaica (Jamaican Refraction Survey)
Start year 2017 Operated by
  • Southern Methodist University
End year 2017 Deployment region -
Description

Kingston, the capital city of Jamaica, was built on unconsolidated sedimentary structures that sometimes liquefy during seismic events. Despite repeated earthquake triggered sediment failure events in the region, disaster preparedness studies have yet to produce sediment stability models that forecast the occurrence, location, form, extent, probability and severity of earthquake triggered sediment failure events. These models do not currently exist because the Vp, Vs and shear strength of the sediments are unknown. This study will constrain the Vp, Vs and shear strength of the sediments (at 17-30 individual sites in Kingston) using the seismic refraction method.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.7914/SN/X6_2017
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