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The 1940 Vrancea Earthquake. Issues, Insights and Lessons Learnt

Proceedings of the Symposium Commemorating 75 Years from November 10, 1940 Vrancea Earthquake

  • Radu Vacareanu
  • Constantin Ionescu
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Natural Hazards book series (SPRINGERNAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Effects and Lessons from November 10th, 1940 Vrancea Earthquake

  3. Seismicity of Romania. Seismic Hazard Assessment; Local Soil Conditions Effect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Elena-Andreea Călăraşu, Cristian Arion, Cristian Neagu
      Pages 151-168
    3. Andreea Craiu, Mihail Diaconescu, Marius Craiu, Alexandru Marmureanu, Constantin Ionescu
      Pages 189-203
    4. Mihaela Kouteva-Guentcheva, Krasimir Boshnakov
      Pages 205-219
    5. Florin Pavel, Daniel Ciuiu, Radu Vacareanu
      Pages 221-233
    6. Emilia Popescu, Mircea Radulian, Anica Otilia Placinta
      Pages 235-252
    7. Mihaela Popa, Eugen Oros, Corneliu Dinu, Mircea Radulian, Felix Borleanu, Maria Rogozea et al.
      Pages 253-265

About these proceedings


These proceedings include most of the available information on this major seismic event and its consequences. With an estimated moment magnitude of 7.7 and a heavy toll in terms of human and economic losses, it ranks as the largest intermediate-depth earthquake in Europe in the twentieth century. Nevertheless, because of the difficult conditions in the 1940s, the lessons learnt after the Vrancea earthquake were not extensively shared with the international scientific community and thus, this book fills a gap in the literature discussing the knowledge acquired after major disasters.

Past experience together with current understanding of the 1940 Vrancea earthquake are presented along with the latest information on Romanian seismicity, seismic hazard and risk assessment, and seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings and structures. Moreover, it includes excerpts from Romanian post-disaster reports and textbooks concerning the earthquake.


Earthquakes in Romania 1940 Vrancea Earthquake Seismic Hazard Risk Assessment Seismic Rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Radu Vacareanu
    • 1
  • Constantin Ionescu
    • 2
  1. 1.Engg of BucharestTechnical Univ of CivilBucharestRomania
  2. 2.National Institute for Earth PhysicsMagureleRomania

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The 1940 Vrancea Earthquake. Issues, Insights and Lessons Learnt
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Symposium Commemorating 75 Years from November 10, 1940 Vrancea Earthquake
  • Editors Radu Vacareanu
    Constantin Ionescu
  • Series Title Springer Natural Hazards
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Natural Hazards
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29843-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80668-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29844-3
  • Series ISSN 2365-0656
  • Series E-ISSN 2365-0664
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 521
  • Number of Illustrations 112 b/w illustrations, 204 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Natural Hazards
    Structural Geology
    Building Construction and Design
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