By Julien Fréchet, Mustapha Meghraoui, Massimiliano Stucchi
Smooth seismology has confronted new demanding situations within the learn of earthquakes and their actual features. This quantity is devoted to using new techniques and offers a state of the art in ancient seismology. chosen old and up to date earthquakes are selected to record and constrain similar seismic parameters utilizing up-to-date methodologies within the macroseismic research, box observations of wear and tear distribution and tectonic results, and modelling of seismic waveforms.
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Many earthquakes are illustrated with contemporary wood-cuts and prints, almost all of them accompanied by caption written with some poetic licence. The earthquake of 14 January 1546 in Palestine is considered by late sources to be one of the most important earthquakes to have occurred in the district of Jerusalem. It caused some small damage in the region but contemporary pamphlets and wood-cuts prove that the reported damage was grossly exaggerated. Oldrich, a Czech pilgrim, who was in Jerusalem very early in the summer of 1546 notices that only the top part of the church of the Holy Sepulchre collapsed because it was heavy, revetted with sheets of lead.
9 Encore que la source de cette information nous e´ chappe, elle ne manque pas de susciter des interrogations en raison du contexte. Robson garde le silence, jusqu’en 1790, ann´ee o`u il consigne trois secousses au seul Tobago, une fois de plus d’apr`es Mallet. Empruntons a` Poey une secousse survenue le 26/2/1785 tant a` Trinidad qu’aux Petites Antilles. ` vrai dire e´ chappe a` Robson un e´ v´enement essentiel, sans doute en 1794, ann´ee A pour laquelle il n’est question que de la destruction de Cumana, cette fois-ci d’apr`es le catalogue v´en´ezu´elien de Fiedler.
Report SE31, World Data Center A for Solid Earth Geophysics, 608pp Mallet R (1850–1858) Reports on the facts of Earthquake Phaenomena. Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, London, 1850:1–89, 1852:1–176, 1853:118–212, 1854:1–326, 1858:1–136 Manetti G (ca. 1457) De terraemotu libri tres, cod. Urbinate lat. 5, cc. 161r-215v (translation into Italian by C. Scopelliti, annotated by C. Scopelliti and D. Molin, ENEA, Roma 1983) Milne J (1911) Catalogue of destructive earthquakes AD 7 to AD 1899.