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Title Historical seismology : Interdisciplinary studies of past and recent earthquakes / editors, Julien Fréchet, Mustapha Meghraoui and Massimiliano Stucchi
Published [Dordrecht] ; London : Springer, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 443 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Modern approaches in solid earth sciences ; v. 2
Modern approaches in solid earth sciences ; v. 2
Contents Introduction : Jean Vogt heritage, learning from the past: Jean Vogt 1929-2005 : his life as a seismologist, geologist, geographer, and historian / J. Fréchet and P. Albini. Comprendre et compléter un catalogue de séismes : le cas de Trinidad / J. Vogt. Descriptive catalogues of historical earthquakes in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East; revisited / N.N. Ambraseys -- Reappraisal of historical earthquake information: A glimpse into the seismicity of the Ionian Islands between 1658 and 1664 / P. Albini and J. Vogt. Investigation of pre-1700 earthquakes between the Adda and the middle Adige River basins (southern Alps) / M. Stucchi [and others]. Past and future of historical seismicity studies in France / J. Fréchet. Review of historical earthquakes in the lower middle ages : earthquakes of the XIV and XV centuries in Catatonia (NE Spain) / C. Olivera [and others]. Strong earthquakes in north-western Africa in the second half of the 17th century, AD : a critical reappraisal of the historical evidence / R. Camassi, C.H. Caracciolo and V. Castelli -- Case studies, new data and critical analysis: The case for large (M> 7) earthquakes felt in the UK in historical times / R.M.W. Musson. The 18 September 1692 earthquake in the Belgian Ardenne and its aftershocks / P. Alexandre [and others]. The 1855 Visp (Switzerland) earthquake : a milestone in macroseismic methodology? / M. Gisler, J. Kozák and J. Vaněk. In troubled times, in a divided country : the 1789 Valtiberina earthquake / V. Castelli. Review of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake based on recent analyses of historical observations / C.S. Oliveira -- Quantifying historical earthquakes : effects, intensity, magnitude, seismograms: Earthquake effects on nature and macroseismic intensity scales / J. Vogt. What is the lowest magnitude threshold at which an earthquake can be felt or heard, or objects thrown into the air? / F. Thouvenot and M. Bouchon. Attenuation of intensity for the Zemmouri earthquake of 21 May 2003 (Mw 6.8) : insights for the seismic hazard and historical earthquake sources in northern Algeria / S. Maouche, A. Harbi and M. Meghraoui. Large 19th century earthquakes in eastern/central North America : a comparative analysis / S.E. Hough. Magnitude of historical earthquakes, from macroseismic data to seismic waveform modeling : application to the Pyrenees and a 1905 earthquake in the Alps / M. Cara, P.-J. Alasset and C. Sira. Quantitative analysis of early seismograph recordings / J. Batlló, D. Stich and R. Macià. Making non-digitally-recorded seismograms accessible online for studying earthquakes / W.H.K. Lee and R.B. Benson
Summary Modern seismology has faced new challenges in the study of earthquakes and their physical characteristics. This volume is dedicated to the use of new approaches and presents a state of the art in historical seismology. Selected historical and recent earthquakes are chosen to document and constrain related seismic parameters using updated methodologies in the macroseismic analysis, field observations of damage distribution and tectonic effects, and modelling of seismic waveforms. A critical re-evaluation of historical accounts and early seismograms provides us with the basis for a realistic seismic hazard assessment. This book is dedicated to the memory of Jean Vogt (1929 - 2005). Audience: This book is of value to seismologists, earthquake geologists, engineering seismologists, earth scientists and historians of catastrophes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Seismology.
Earthquakes -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Fréchet, Julien.
Meghraoui, Mustapha.
Stucchi, Massimiliano.
LC no. 2008930105
ISBN 1402082223
(acid-free paper)