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Historical and Geological Studies of Earthquakes

Edited by: Kenji Satake, Jian Wang, Christa Hammerl, Javed Malik  

Time interval of instrumental seismology is only about one hundred years, too short to cover the recurrence interval of large or great earthquakes and to understand seismicity of particular area or the entire globe. Historical and geological research on earthquakes makes it possible to prolong the time period of seismic data, although their parameters are less accurate and/or incomplete relatively. This special collections aims to combine three different seismic research domains: modern, historical and paleoseismology, which have been separately discussed, in fruitful interdisciplinary approach. The special collections includes review papers of historical and geological earthquake studies in Asian and European countries as well as some topical research papers on this subject.

  1. The Himalaya is one of the most seismically active regions of the world. The occurrence of several large magnitude earthquakes viz. 1905 Kangra earthquake (Mw 7.8), 1934 Bihar–Nepal earthquake (Mw 8.2), 1950 A...

    Authors: Shreya Arora and Javed N. Malik
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2017 4:19
  2. Recent 230Th dating of fossil corals in west Luzon has provided new insights on the emergence of late Quaternary marine terraces that fringe west Luzon Island facing the Manila Trench. Apart from regional sea lev...

    Authors: Noelynna T. Ramos, Kathrine V. Maxwell, Hiroyuki Tsutsumi, Yu-Chen Chou, Fucai Duan, Chuan-Chou Shen and Kenji Satake
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2017 4:12
  3. Austria has a moderate seismicity, and on average the population feels 40 earthquakes per year or approximately three earthquakes per month. A severe earthquake with light building damage is expected roughly e...

    Authors: Christa Hammerl
    Citation: Geoscience Letters 2017 4:7