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Studies of Historical Earthquakes in Southern Poland

Outer Western Carpathian Earthquake of December 3, 1786, and First Macroseismic Maps in 1858-1901

  • Barbara Guterch
  • Jan Kozák

Benefits

  • New compilation of historic earthquakes in Poland

  • Includes macroseismic intensity maps

  • Reveals the seismicity pattern in Poland

Book

Part of the GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences book series (GEPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Barbara Guterch, Hanna Lewandowska-Marciniak, Maciej Mazur
    Pages 1-35
  3. Barbara Guterch
    Pages 75-101
  4. Barbara Guterch, Hanna Lewandowska-Marciniak, Maciej Mazur
    Pages 119-179

About this book

Introduction

This book examines old and new data on some of the 18th and 19th century earthquakes that either occurred or were clearly felt in southern regions of Poland. Particular emphasis is put on a detailed study and reinterpretation of the unusually severe Outer Western Carpathians earthquake on December 3, 1786 (7 I0, 5.3 Mw, 35 km depth), which was the last in a series of seismic events in the years 1785 and 1786. An assessment is also made of what we presently know about the seismicity of the Western Carpathians in Poland based on to instrumental data. The book also presents material relating to earthquakes of 6-9 I0 that affected south Poland and the surrounding regions: Žilina in Slovakia (1858), Gera in Thuringia (1872), the Sudetes on the Czech-Polish border (1883, 1901), and Lower Silesia, Poland (1895). These are analyzed and illustrated by 17 contemporary macroseismic intensity maps, some of which are considered to be remarkable for those times. A new seismic catalog for Poland is provided with amendments and updates up to the end of 2014. Noteworthy is the data on two unforeseen events: one about 60 km NE of the Polish border in 2004 and one in central Poland in 2012. It shows how important it is, not least for practical engineering purposes, to perform seismic monitoring even in seemingly aseismic regions.

Keywords

1786 W. Carpathian Earthquake Historical Earthquakes in Poland Macroseismic Intensity Maps Poland Seismicity Records Poland Seismicity Records

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Guterch
    • 1
  • Jan Kozák
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of GeophysicsAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Studies of Historical Earthquakes in Southern Poland
  • Book Subtitle Outer Western Carpathian Earthquake of December 3, 1786, and First Macroseismic Maps in 1858-1901
  • Editors Barbara Guterch
    Jan Kozák
  • Series Title GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title GeoPlanet: Earth Planetary Scien.
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15446-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-15445-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36649-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-15446-6
  • Series ISSN 2190-5193
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5207
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 179
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
    Historical Geology
    Natural Hazards
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