By J. Fréchet, P. Albini (auth.), Julien Fréchet, Mustapha Meghraoui, Massimiliano Stucchi (eds.)
Modern seismology has confronted new demanding situations within the examine of earthquakes and their actual features. This quantity is devoted to using new ways and provides a state-of-the-art in historic 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 distribution and tectonic results, and modelling of seismic waveforms. A serious second look of old debts and early seismograms offers us with the root for a pragmatic seismic risk evaluation. This publication is devoted to the reminiscence of Jean Vogt (1929 - 2005).
Audience: This e-book is of worth to seismologists, earthquake geologists, engineering seismologists, earth scientists and historians of catastrophes.
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Nombreuses sont les chutes de chemin´ees. En revanche, la nouvelle e´ glise catholique est indemne. Pour une fois nous parvient une information rurale, a` Tacarigna, a` la sucrerie Strealham Lodge Estate. Outre des maisons de la main-d’œuvre, “negro houses”, la chemin´ee de la chaudi`ere s’effondre. Est-il permis de songer a` l’une de ces chemin´ees massives dont l’interpr´etation est d´elicate en termes d’intensit´e? 12 Robson passe rapidement sur la secousse du 3/12/1831 vers 19h 1/2, notable a` la Grenade, en lui attribuant une intensit´e VII, en faisant e´ tat a` Port-of-Spain de l´ezardes dans les murs d’´edifices e´ lev´es.
N’´etaient rien en comparaison des premi`eres . . 13 Robson mentionne a` Trinidad le s´eisme majeur antillais de 1843, en lui attribuant un degr´e III, d’autant plus e´ tonnant qu’il fait e´ tat d’une intensit´e IV en Guyane. Avant et apr`es l’´ev´enement notable du 19/1/1844, avec une intensit´e VII a` la Grenade, V a` Trinidad, d’apr`es Robson, sont consign´ees trois autres secousses dont deux en Trinidad seule et une autre ressentie aussi a` Sainte-Lucie. Pour cette e´ poque, un t´emoin vient cependant a` notre secours.
Hoff’s general catalogue of earthquakes is a valuable work, covering events worldwide for the period up to the end of the 17th century. It is an accurate and methodical study, drawing on a variety of published sources, which are cited (Hoff 1840–41). The compilation of Seyfart’s work on earthquakes was prompted, like many similar works of the mid-18th century, by the large Lisbon earthquake of 1755. It contains interesting entries, mostly extracted from published material in Europe, such as flysheets and newsletters, as well as from the European press (Seyfart 1756).
Historical Seismology: Interdisciplinary Studies of Past and Recent Earthquakes by J. Fréchet, P. Albini (auth.), Julien Fréchet, Mustapha Meghraoui, Massimiliano Stucchi (eds.)