The University of the West Indies
at Mona, Jamaica
Publication and Research
DeMets, C. and Wiggins-Grandison, M.D. (2007) Deformation of Jamaica and motion of the Gonâve microplate from GPS and seismic data, Geophysical Journal International, 168 (1) , 362-378. Full text (pdf, 1,105 kb)
Wiggins-Grandison, M.D. and Atakan, K. (2005) Seismotectonics of Jamaica, Geophysical Journal International, 160, 573-580.
Wiggins-Grandison, M.D. (2004). Simultaneous inversion for local earthquake hypocentres, station corrections and 1-D velocity model of the Jamaican crust, Earth & Planetary Science Letters 224, 229-240.
Wiggins-Grandison, M.D., Havskov, J. (2004). Crustal attenuation for Jamaica, West Indies. Journal of Seismology 8, 193-209.
Wiggins-Grandison, M.D., Kebeasy, T.R.M. and Husebye, E.S. (2003). Enhanced earthquake risk of Kingston due to wave field excitation in the Liguanea Basin, Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science 37, 21-32.
Moreno, B., Grandison, M. and Atakan, K. (2002). Crustal Velocity Model along the southern Cuban margin: implications for the tectonic regime at an active plate boundary. Geophysical Journal International 151, 632-645.
Wiggins-Grandison, M.D. (2001). Preliminary Results from the New Jamaica Seismograph Network. Seismological Research Letters 72, 525-537.
Natural Disaster Research, Inc.; The Earthquake Unit, University of the West Indies; Mines and Geology Division, Ministry of Mining and Energy (1999). Kingston Metropolitan Area Seismic Hazard Assessment Final Report and Appendix. Prepared for the U.S. Agency for International Development/Organization of American States, Caribbean Disaster Mitigation Project, Kingston Multi-Hazard Assessment: 82 pp. (see www.oas.org/cdmp/hazmap/kma.htm)
Wiggins-Grandison, M. D. (1996). Seismology of the January 13, 1993, Earthquake. The Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica, 30, p1 - 14.
Wiggins-Grandison, M. D. and Reid, W. (1993). Seismic Hazard in Jamaica in The Practise of Earthquake Hazard Assessment, R. K. McGuire (editor), International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior, p 165 - 168.
Mickens, R.E. and Wiggins-Grandison, M.D. (1984). Exact Solutions of the Nonlinear Unidirectional Wave Equation. Journal of Sound and Vibration 97(1), 165-167.
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Wiggins-Grandison, M. D. Tsunamis and Jamaica, Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management Disaster Supplement, The Gleaner, January 2005
Wiggins-Grandison, M. D. Unexpected Earthquakes on Unsuspected Faults, Faculty of Natural Sciences Mona Newsletter, 8, No. 4, May 1995, p 18 - 20.
_______, Earthquakes and High-Rise Buildings in Jamaica: Insurance or Assurance. Housing and Finance, Building Societies Association of Jamaica Ltd., September 1994, p 14 - 16.
_______ , When is the next big earthquake due ? Office of Disaster Preparedness Disaster Supplement, The Daily Gleaner, June 1, 1994.
________, The Earthquake of January 13, 1993, and Implications for Earthquake Hazard in Eastern Jamaica (abstract) Proceedings of the Caribbean Conference on Natural Hazards: Volcanoes, Windstorms, Floods, in W. B. Ambeh (editor) October 11-15, 1993, Trinidad, Seismic Research Unit, UWI - St. Augustine, p 65 - 76.
_______, Earthquakes and You. Office of Disaster Preparedness Disaster Supplement, The Daily Gleaner, June 1, 1993.
_______, Woodford, Jamaica, Earthquake of January 13, 1993. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Newsletter, 27, No. 4, April 1993.
_______, The Earthquake of January 13, 1993. The Jamaican Society of Scientists and Technologists Newsletter, March 1993.
_______, Earthquake of January 13, 1993 - Woodford Revisited ? Faculy of Natural Sciences Mona Newsletter, 6, No. 3, February 1993.
_______, Earthquakes and Development. Science and Technology Column of the Scientific Research Council, The Sunday Gleaner, January 19, 1992.
_______ and R. Ahmad, Geohazards in the Caribbean: Earthquakes - Islands in Stress. Faculty of Natural Sciences Mona Newsletter, 4, No. 4, May 1991.
_______, The Kingston Earthquake in Perspective, January 14, 1907. Office of Disaster Preparedness Disaster Supplement, The Daily Gleaner, January 14, 1991.
_______, Are We Sitting on a Time Bomb ? Caribbean College of Family Physicians Bulletin, Volume 2 (3): 1990, p 2-4.
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Jamaica Seismograph Network Bulletin, Volume 2 & 3 (for 1990 & 1991) 74 pp
Jamaica Seismograph Network Bulletin, Volume 4 & 5 (for 1992 & 1993) 128 pp
Jamaica Seismograph Network Bulletin, Volume 6 & 7 (for 1994 & 1995) 143 pp
Jamaica Seismograph Network Bulletin, Volume 8 & 9 (for 1996 & 1997) 114 pp
Jamaica Seismograph Network Bulletin, Volume 10 (for 1998) 138 pp
Jamaica Seismograph Network Bulletin, Volume 11 (for 1999) 111 pp
The above are in-house publications of earthquakes located and extra-regional phase data recorded by the Jamaica Seismograph Network. Each issue includes a preface, acknowledgements and four sections. Section A is a documented introduction to the Jamaica Seismograph Network, with maps and a bibliography. Each annual volume has three sections: B, which lists all earthquakes located with phase readings and provides epicentral maps; C, which contains lists of all earthquakes felt on Jamaica and maps of intensities when there is sufficient information; and D, an illustrated summary of each year’s seismicity, including b-value plots. The issues have been distributed to national and parish libraries and libraries of other prominent organizations (total distribution about 30 copies of each issue).
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