Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences

Historical Seismology

Interdisciplinary Studies of Past and Recent Earthquakes

Editors: Fréchet, Julien, Meghraoui, Mustapha, Stucchi, Massimiliano (Eds.)

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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.

 

 

 

About the authors

MEGHRAOUI Mustapha

Co-editor of the special volume "Active Faulting and Paleoseismology" in Journal of Seismology 5 (2001).

STUCCHI Massimiliano

Co-editor of the "European Macroseismic Scale 1998"

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From the reviews:

“The book dedicated to Jean Vogt (1929-2005) is a collection of articles on historical seismology. … gives very deep insight into the historical catalogues and the numerous traps in historical data for the inexperienced researcher. It should be read by everyone planning to study historical seismicity. … As a whole the book presents interesting reading, especially to those who are interested in the specifically presented case studies. … a book that is a form of tribute to Jean Vogt is fully justified.” (Pawel Wiejacz, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 166, 2009)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Jean Vogt 1929–2005: His Life as a Seismologist, Geologist, Geographer, and Historian

    Fréchet, J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Comprendre et compléter un catalogue de séismes: le cas de Trinidad

    Vogt, J.

    Pages 17-23

  • Descriptive Catalogues of Historical Earthquakes in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East; Revisited

    Ambraseys, N. N.

    Pages 25-39

  • A Glimpse into the Seismicity of the Ionian Islands Between 1658 and 1664

    Albini, P. (et al.)

    Pages 43-91

  • Investigation of pre-1700 Earthquakes Between the Adda and the Middle Adige River Basins (Southern Alps)

    Stucchi, M. (et al.)

    Pages 93-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Seismology
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Studies of Past and Recent Earthquakes
Editors
  • Julien Fréchet
  • Mustapha Meghraoui
  • Massimiliano Stucchi
Series Title
Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8222-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8222-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8221-4
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7811-7
Series ISSN
1876-1682
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 446
Number of Illustrations and Tables
110 b/w illustrations
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