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The Great 1667 Dalmatia Earthquake

An In-Depth Case Study

  • Paola¬†Albini

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Paola Albini
    Pages 1-30
  3. Paola Albini
    Pages 31-49
  4. Paola Albini
    Pages 51-95

About this book

Introduction

This book seeks to provide a comprehensive reconstruction of the 1667 Dalmatia earthquake phenomenon on the basis of eyewitness testimony. At the same time, one of the distinctive features of this book is that the earthquake observations are treated and arranged in time and space so as to provide earthquake data on the macroseismic intensity, which might be used in seismic hazard and risk studies.

On April 6, 1667 a devastating earthquake struck the southernmost region of Dalmatia (Croatia). Most of the affected area at that time belonged to the independent Republic of Ragusa, the capital of which was the town of Ragusa, today Dubrovnik. The 1667 earthquake left behind a lasting scar on the history and life of the Republic, as it was the catalyst of a serious financial crisis. Both the economic and more general consequences of this earthquake have been discussed in historiographical and seismological essays in late 20th-century works.

This book seeks to provide a comprehensive reconstruction of the 1667 Dalmatia earthquake phenomenon on the basis of eyewitness testimony. At the same time, one of the distinctive features of this book is that the earthquake observations are treated and arranged in time and space so as to provide earthquake data on the macroseismic intensity, which might be used in seismic hazard and risk studies.

The book is also intended as an extensive case history, which allows the author to include some guidelines on how to approach the study of a past earthquake and proceed to its full seismological interpretation. In this respect, a unique feature of the book is the comprehensive and detailed analysis of the original documentary sources in their proper context, effectively combining the interpretative approaches of history and seismology.

Keywords

6 April 1667 Dalmatia Earthquake Dubrovnik Earthquake 1667 Historical Seismology and Earthquake Records History and Dalmatia earthquake Macroseismic Intensity Dalmatia Earthquake Seismology and Dalmatia Earthquake

Authors and affiliations

  • Paola¬†Albini
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanologiaMilanItaly

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