Historical Seismology

Interdisciplinary Studies of Past and Recent Earthquakes

ISBN: 978-1-4020-8221-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-8222-1 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Introduction: Jean Vogt Heritage, Learning from the Past

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-16

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

    3. Chapter

      Pages 17-23

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

    4. Chapter

      Pages 25-39

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

  3. Reappraisal of Historical Earthquake Information

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41

    2. Chapter

      Pages 43-91

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

    3. Chapter

      Pages 93-129

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

    4. Chapter

      Pages 131-145

      Past and Future of Historical Seismicity Studies in France

    5. Chapter

      Pages 147-162

      Review of Historical Earthquakes in the Lower Middle Ages: Earthquakes of the XIV and XV Centuries in Catalonia (NE Spain)

    6. Chapter

      Pages 163-184

      Strong Earthquakes in North-Western Africa in the Second Half of the 17th Century, AD: A Critical Reappraisal of the Historical Evidence

  4. Case Studies, New Data and Critical Analysis

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185

    2. Chapter

      Pages 187-207

      The Case for Large M > 7 Earthquakes Felt in the UK in Historical Times

    3. Chapter

      Pages 209-230

      The 18 September 1692 Earthquake in the Belgian Ardenne and Its Aftershocks

    4. Chapter

      Pages 231-247

      The 1855 Visp (Switzerland) Earthquake: A Milestone in Macroseismic Methodology?

    5. Chapter

      Pages 249-260

      In Troubled Times, in a Divided Country: The 1789 Valtiberina Earthquake

    6. Chapter

      Pages 261-300

      Review of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Based on Recent Analyses of Historical Observations

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 301-301

    2. Chapter

      Pages 303-311

      Earthquake Effects on Nature and Macroseismic Intensity Scales

    3. Chapter

      Pages 313-326

      What is the Lowest Magnitude Threshold at Which an Earthquake can be Felt or Heard, or Objects Thrown into the Air?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 327-350

      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

    5. Chapter

      Pages 351-367

      Large 19th Century Earthquakes in Eastern/Central North America: A Comparative Analysis

    6. Chapter

      Pages 369-384

      Magnitude of Historical Earthquakes, from Macroseismic Data to Seismic Waveform Modelling: Application to the Pyrenees and a 1905 Earthquake in the Alps

    7. Chapter

      Pages 385-402

      Quantitative Analysis of Early Seismograph Recordings

    8. Chapter

      Pages 403-427

      Making Non-Digitally-Recorded Seismograms Accessible Online for Studying Earthquakes

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 429-443