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Historical seismicity

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Historical seismicity

The historical record of ca. pre-XXth century earthquakes that have been parameterized in specific historical catalogues.

Most sizable seismic events have caused a number of effects including socio-economic impact on the local to national fabric to the point of being accounted for in numerous historical sources of diverse origin language and reliability. The more backward complete – and reliable – a catalogue of historical seismicity is the broader and more robust information we can get concerning recurring earthquakes and maximum expected magnitudes.

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