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Contemporary publications in Europe on the Spanish earthquake of 1884

Agustin Udias, Elisa Buforn and Maurizio Mattesini
Contemporary publications in Europe on the Spanish earthquake of 1884
Seismological Research Letters (August 2022) 93 (6): 3489-3497


After the occurrence of the mainshock on the 25 December 1884, a considerable number of reports on the damage caused by the catastrophic Andalusian earthquake were published mainly during the following year (1885) in several European journals, as well as in bulletins of scientific societies and books. A few of them were anonymous notes, whereas others were signed by most important geologists and seismologists from different European countries. Special cases are the publications from the members of the three commissions that were specifically appointed to study this Andalusian earthquake. In this article, we present detailed information about the publications that appeared mainly during the following year (1885) of the occurrence of this earthquake. The prompt study of the Andalusian earthquake provided an opportunity for the scientific community at that time to present and disseminate new modern ideas about the nature of earthquakes and their relationship with the geodynamic processes and geology of the region.

ISSN: 0895-0695
EISSN: 1938-2057
Serial Title: Seismological Research Letters
Serial Volume: 93
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Contemporary publications in Europe on the Spanish earthquake of 1884
Affiliation: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Departamento de Fisica de la Tierra y Astrofisica, Madrid, Spain
Pages: 3489-3497
Published: 20220825
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, El Cerrito, CA, United States
References: 62
Accession Number: 2022-052420
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch map
N36°00'00" - N38°49'60", W07°30'00" - W00°40'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2022, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Seismological Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 202239
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