Acta Geophysica

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 594–606 | Cite as

First macroseismic map with geological background (composed by L.H. Jeitteles)

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Abstract

The little-known work by Ludwig Heinrich Jeitteles (1830–1883) on the 1858 Žilina strong earthquake in the Carpathian Mountains is commemorated and analysed. Besides his detailed macroseismic analysis of the earthquake — including the construction of isoseismal lines according to local macroseismic reports — Jeitteles was the first to superimpose the macroseismic field over a generalized geological map, which enabled him to describe the earthquake effects in relation to the geological structure of the affected region. These achievements allow us to acknowledge L.H. Jeitteles as one of founding fathers of seismological research of midnineteen century.

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early earthquake study macroseismic effects isoseismal maps geological structures 

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© Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysical InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicPragueCzech Republic

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