Catalogues of historical earthquakes in Italy

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R. Camassi


A complete survey of historical earthquake investigation in Italy cannot be compressed into a few pages, since it would entail making a summary of widely different phases of research (performed by past scholars and by contemporary scientists and historians) and taking into account the widely different historical contexts, methodological assumptions and critical awareness of each of them. This short note only purposes to chart the main stages of the progress made by Italian historical seismology, from the late 17th century compilation by Bonito(1691) up to the latest parametric catalogue (Working Group CPTI, 1999).

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Camassi R. Catalogues of historical earthquakes in Italy. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2004Dec.25 [cited 2023Dec.9];47(2-3). Available from: