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Seismic event near Jarocin (Poland)

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The earthquake of magnitude M L = 3:8 (EMSC) took place on Friday, 6 January 2012, north-east of the town of Jarocin in Wielkopolska Region, Poland. The only historical information about past earthquakes in the region was found in the diary from 1824; apart of it, there was a seismic event noticed in the vicinity of Wielkopolska in 1606 (Pagaczewski 1982). The scope of this paper is to describe the 6 January 2012 event in view of instrumental seismology, macroseismic data analysis and known tectonics of the region, which should be useful in future seismic hazard analysis of Poland.

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Lizurek, G., Plesiewicz, B., Wiejacz, P. et al. Seismic event near Jarocin (Poland). Acta Geophys. 61, 26–36 (2013). https://doi.org/10.2478/s11600-012-0052-6

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Key words

  • local seismicity
  • macroseismic observations
  • source parameters
  • focal mechanism