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Castelli and Camassi, 2005

Castelli V., Camassi R., 2005. The shadow-zone of large Italian earthquakes. Early journalistic sources and their perception of 17th-18th centuries seismicity. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 9, 3, 333-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632460509350545

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From their earliest beginnings in the 16th century, journalists never failed to find earth-quakes interesting. As a result, early journalistic sources offer a huge hoard of original earthquake data, mostly untapped to this day for seismological purposes [Camassi and Castelli, 2003]. In the aftermath of large earthquakes, the journalists of the 17th and 18th centuries tended to react in two ways. Either their interest for seismic news would increase, leading them to hunt for more news of the same kind, or it would focus exclusively on the “big one” to the detriment of lesser contemporary earthquakes. In the first case, it was possible that more earthquakes than usual would be given coverage; but in the second case more earthquakes than usual were likely to be overlooked and shadowed by the larger event. Through a comprehensive cross-check of Italian early journalistic sources, this paper attempts to highlight the “shadow-zones” of some major 17th–18th centuries Italian earthquakes.

Nell'archivio ci sono In the archive there are 8 terremoti provenienti da questo studio: earthquakes considered from this study:

molto grandiextra large
molto piccolivery small
non parametrizzatinot determined

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  DataDate    Area epicentraleEpicentral area    MDPs   Imax  EQ in
EQ in
Riferim. in
1640 06 19Badolato  3  HD    
1646 04 28Amatrice Accumoli  7  HD    
1672 06 08Amatrice  7  HD    
1693 01 08Pollino  6  7-8    
1693 02 24Città di Castello  1  7    
1693 03 24Molise  5  6-7    
1731 03 11Pieve S. Stefano  3  7-8    
1798 09 08Valdorcia  5  6-7