On historical earthquakes in Switzerland: summary of compilations and investigations

D. Mayer-Rosa, G. Schwarz-Zanetti


Studies of historical earthquakes in Switzerland are contained in monographs, chronological collections of effects and parametric catalogues. The systematic collection of macroseismic material started with the creation of the Swiss Seismological Commission in 1878. All parametric catalogues since 1975 have been prepared for seismic hazard assessment. The most up-to-date investigation of macroseismic data and compilation into a catalogue (ECOS) was made in the 2002 in context of the re-assessment of seismic hazard for nuclear sites.


historical earthquakes;ECOS;seismic hazard

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-3327
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