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Guidoboni and Mariotti, 2011

Guidoboni E., Mariotti D., 2011. Vesuvius: Earthquakes from 1600 up to the 1631 eruption. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 200, 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2010.11.021

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Abstract

This study examines the seismicity of Vesuvius in the decades leading up to the great eruption of 16th December 1631. The period 1600–1631 is analyzed with the aims to point out any long-term seismic precursor of the eruption. The historical research has focused on contemporary Neapolitan memoirs and a large screening of diplomatic correspondence from the main Italian courts of the age (Florence, Mantua, Parma, Venice and the Vatican). Information was gathered on 18 earthquakes that were felt in Naples between 1601 and 1630. These data were listed with the sequence of 34 shocks that took place in November and December 1631, that preceded the beginning of the eruption. The 52 seismic events that have been highlighted overall are unknown in the parametric catalogues of Italian historical seismicity and 17 are unknown even in the scientific literature. The authors' view is that it makes little sense to talk of one single previous seismic precursor in this case, given the frequent seismic sequences and tremors noted by contemporaries from January 1616 onwards. The present state of knowledge suggests that seismic activity is a strong, early and persistent warning sign of an eruption of Vesuvius, of the same type as that of December 1631.

Nell'archivio ci sono In the archive there are 27 terremoti provenienti da questo studio: earthquakes considered from this study:


   
molto grandiextra large
   
grandilarge
   
medimedium
   
piccolismall
   
molto piccolivery small
non parametrizzatinot determined
falsifake
 

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  DataDate    Area epicentraleEpicentral area    MDPs   Imax  EQ in
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1601 08 10 02 40Naples  1  5    
1616 01 12 20 20Naples  1  5      
1616 12 07 20 05Naples  1  5      
1620 03 20Naples  1  5      
1621 08 10 00 40Naples  1  5      
1622 02 25 05 40Naples  1  5      
1622 04 10Naples  1  5      
1622 11 06 18 55Naples  1  5      
1622 11 06 21 25Naples  1  4      
1626 03 10 00 40Naples  1  6-7      
1626 03 10 22 15Naples  1  4      
1626 03 15 19 05Naples  1  4      
1626 03 22 05 15Naples  1  3      
1626 09 08 04 55Naples  1  3      
1626 10 21 13 45Naples  1  3      
1626 10 27 12 40Naples  1  3      
1626 11 02 23 15Naples  1  4      
1630 04 02 06 50Naples  1  5      
1631 11 19Vesuvius area  1  3      
1631 12 07Vesuvius area  1  4      
1631 12 11Vesuvius area  1  3-4      
1631 12 13Vesuvius area  1  3-4      
1631 12 15 21 00Vesuvius area  1  5-6      
1631 12 15 21 00Vesuvius area  -  -      
1631 12 15 23 00Vesuvius area  1  7    
1631 12 16   -  -      
1631 12 16 05 00Vesuvius  -  -