Surficial geological conditions are known to cause amplifications of earthquake ground motions, which are often manifested as associated damage patterns. Seismologists describe the level of earthquake damages in terms of seismic intensities, referred to as macroseismic data. Such data from historical earthquakes are useful in seismic hazard evaluations (e.g., D'Amico and Albarello 2008; Hough and Bilham 2008). Historical macroseismic data are especially valuable in regions where earthquakes are experienced at low frequency. In the present study, we take up the case of West Bengal, India, considering the low seismicity in the region and scarcity of strong-motion...

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