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Tertulliani et al., 2017

Tertulliani A., Cucci L., Rossi A., Castellano C., 2017. Tracking Earthquakes in Documentary Sources of the Sixteenth–Eighteenth Centuries: Examples from Calabria (Southern Italy). Seismological Research Letters, 88, 1, 159-170.

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Though the Calabrian arc is the most seismic area of the Italian peninsula, the overwhelming majority of M >6:5 earthquakes have occurred during the last four centuries. Conversely, the Italian seismic catalog exhibits an almost total absence of earthquakes -even moderate- magnitude earthquakes- between the eleventh and sixteenth centuries. The reason for this anomalous distribution of seismicity can be partially accounted for by the lack of historical sources caused by a paucity of local archives and by the enduring isolation of local administrations. We focused our research on moderate-magnitude earthquakes of centralnorthern Calabria between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries and performed systematic research in many repositories, including in the Archivio Segreto Vaticano, in the state Archives of Naples, Catanzaro, Cosenza, and Potenza, and in several historic libraries. We found 15 previously unknown earthquakes for which we provide the level of shaking and the indication of the epicentral area for the first time. Also, we could definitively categorize one further event as a landslide rather than an earthquake. Finally, we found new evidence and information about four seismic events already known in the seismological literature; in particular, we provide a new intensity map and an increased magnitude (M 6.0) of the 14 July 1767 earthquake. Besides the new data on the earthquakes, we provide general clues and hints for searching useful documents to study earthquakes in the historical context of the sixteenth–eighteenth centuries.

Nell'archivio ci sono In the archive there are 20 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
1544 01-  HD      
1604 09 16Calabria  -  SD      
1605 05 26Calabria  -  HF      
1614 11 24Crotonese  2  HD      
1674 02 25Crotone Area  1  HD      
1682 09Calabria  1  SD      
1687 09Capo Vaticano Area  1  D    
1687 11 18Central Calabria  6  HD      
1691 09Crotone Area  1  D      
1697 03 13Catanzaro Province  1  D      
1700 06Calabria  -  F      
1702 10 28Calabria  -  HF      
1703 04Western Calabria  2  HF      
1705 08Calabria  -  HF      
1706 10Cosenza  1  D      
1707 03 22Catanzaro District  2  HD      
1717Calabria  -  F      
1731Calabria  -  F      
1733 03Crotone area  -  -      
1767 07 14Crati Valley  17  9