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Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica

, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 587–600 | Cite as

The 1667 Dubrovnik earthquake–some new insights

  • Snježana Markušić
  • Ines Ivančić
  • Ivica Sović
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Abstract

The year 2017 marks the 350th anniversary of the great 6 April 1667 Dubrovnik earthquake that caused extensive damage in a wide area around this old Dalmatian town (today in Croatia). This article presents the effects of the 1667 earthquake and examines the first few weeks following the catastrophe. Macroseismic data are reanalysed, for the first time available data are collected of the damage on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina (the territory which was in the 17th century under the Ottoman reign) and a new map of macroseismic intensities is presented. This map is in good agreement with the macroseismic field modelled using the SAF (Strong Attenuation at Fault Zones) model. We highlight some problems in the collection of macroseismic information, which are mainly a consequence of the complex political situation in the areas affected by the earthquake. The 1667 earthquake heavily impacted Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian coast. This event is thought to be the biggest one in the history of Dalmatia and practically defines seismic hazard in the coastal area of Croatia. For this reason, the main goals in this article are the improvement of the epicenter location and the determination of the moment magnitude.

Keywords

Ragusa Dubrovnik 1667 earthquake macroseismic field 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Snježana Markušić
    • 1
  • Ines Ivančić
    • 1
  • Ivica Sović
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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