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.