Early lists or catalogs of earthquakes constitute what can be called, in some sense, the first type of seismological works. They give the date, time, place, and size of each earthquake in chronological order, providing the first organized knowledge of seismic activity beyond the description of individual occurrence of earthquakes and their damage. In early earthquakes lists or catalogs (before the twentieth century), all source parameters such as date, time, location, and size are rather approximate estimates. Date may be reduced to the year, place to the region, city, or town that suffered the greatest damage, and size to an...

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