October 1918 Puerto Rico, USA Images

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

At 10:14 am local time on October 11th, 1918, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in Mona Passage, west of Puerto Rico. The shock was immediately followed by a tsunami with runup heights reaching 6 meters. Both the earthquake and tsunami caused widespread property damage with estimates beginning at $4 million in damage and more than 100 casualties. The greatest number of fatalities are attributed to the tsunami. NOTE: Images in this collection have been digitally altered in order to fix image damage, eliminate image noise caused by digitization, and recreate pixels to improve image resolution. Images provided courtesy of the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Dept. of Geology, Puerto Rico Seismic Network and edited by Victor Figueroa.

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Metadata Date April 15, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
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Metadata Date April 15, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) February 1, 2012 (publication)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: October 1918 Puerto Rico, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date], Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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