In 1494, the city of Málaga, in southern Spain, was shaken by an earthquake that caused significant damage throughout the entire Málaga province. Two centuries later, in 1680, another destructive shock caused even greater damage in Málaga city and nearby towns. Because the area has experienced a great deal of urbanization over the past 30 years, another large earthquake in this region could have devastating consequences. With this in mind, we have undertaken a reappraisal of the damages caused by these two historic earthquakes, using new documents found in archives, libraries, etc.

Earthquakes in the Málaga region are associated with...

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