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The global earthquake history

Albini, Paola; Musson, Roger M.W.; Rovida, Andrea; Locati, Mario; Gomez Capera, Antonio A.; Viganò, Daniele. 2014 The global earthquake history. Earthquake Spectra, 30 (2). 607-624. 10.1193/122013EQS297

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Abstract/Summary

The study of earthquakes from historical sources, or historical seismology, was considered an early priority for the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) project, which commissioned a study of historical seismicity on a global scale. This was the Global Earthquake History (GEH) project, led jointly by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV; Milan, Italy) and the British Geological Survey (BGS; UK). GEH was structured around three complementary deliverables: archive, catalog, and the Web infrastructure designed to store both the archive and catalog. The Global Historical Earthquake Archive (GHEA) provides a complete account of the global situation in historical seismology for large earthquakes. From GHEA, the Global Historical Earthquake Catalogue (GHEC v1.0) was derived—a world catalog of earthquakes for the period 1000–1903, with magnitudes of Mw7 and over. Though much remains to be done, the data here presented show that the compilation of both archive and catalog contribute to an improved understanding of the Global Earthquake History.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1193/122013EQS297
ISSN: 8755-2930
Date made live: 07 Aug 2014 08:14 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/508025

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