Online material: Distribution of data as a function of MCS intensity and distance; additional information about the intensity residuals and the applied statistical tests.

It is well known that perception of transitory effects is quite dependent on an observer’s location. The perception of an earthquake depends on whether the observer is located on a lower or upper floor within a building. Inside a building, all other things being equal, there are some specific factors that increase the perception of macroseismic effects. Macroseismic scales propose only a qualitative approximate description of the varying effects felt at lower or upper floors....

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