Historical Seismology

Interdisciplinary Studies of Past and Recent Earthquakes

  • Julien Fréchet
  • Mustapha Meghraoui
  • Massimiliano Stucchi

Part of the Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences book series (MASE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction: Jean Vogt Heritage, Learning from the Past

  3. Reappraisal of Historical Earthquake Information

  4. Case Studies, New Data and Critical Analysis

  5. Quantifying Historical Earthquakes, Effects, Intensity, Magnitude, Seismograms

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 429-443

About this book


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.





Engineering Seismology Geoinformationssysteme Historical seismology Seismic Hazards Seismotectonics aftershock earthquake seismic seismology seismometer

Editors and affiliations

  • Julien Fréchet
    • 1
  • Mustapha Meghraoui
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Stucchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Physique du Globe UMR 7516France
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Milano-PaviaItaly

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