Evidence of historical seismicity and volcanism in the Armenian Highland (from Armenian and other sources)

A. Karakhanian, Y. Abgaryan


This work presents a summary on the development of studies of historical earthquakes in Armenia and adjacent parts of Turkey and Iran. Since ancient times, this region has been an arena where active geodynamic and seismic history intermingled with no less active and dynamic evolution of human cultures and societies. A long-term
historical record in this region beginning as early as the 8th century B.C. provides abundant evidence that can make an inestimable contribution to studies of historical seismicity and volcanism in the area. We discuss the main research methodology and sources used, and dwell on the principal catalogues of historical earthquakes compiled to date.


historical seismicity;volcanism;catalogue

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-3335

Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X