The article by Camassi and Castelli (2013) (hereinafter CC13) deals with the 1346, northern Italy earthquake, one of hundreds of medieval earthquakes that were investigated in Italy from 1983 to 2007. Regrettably, the article does not add any new data but only proposes a revision and a reinterpretation of published materials. CC13 first criticized the variability of magnitude estimates assigned to this earthquake in catalogs published in Italy over the past 20 years, then went so far as to question whether the 1346 earthquake actually occurred. Their analysis, however, is fraught with demonstrable mistakes in the analysis of medieval texts,...
Comment on “The Curious Case of the 1346 Earthquake Recorded Only by Very Young Chroniclers” by Romano Camassi and Viviana Castelli
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Emanuela Guidoboni, Paolo Gasperini, Gianluca Valensise, Graziano Ferrari; Comment on “The Curious Case of the 1346 Earthquake Recorded Only by Very Young Chroniclers” by Romano Camassi and Viviana Castelli. Seismological Research Letters ; 86 (4): 1185–1191. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220140074
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