The seismicity of the British Isles

R. M. W. Musson

Abstract


A new and homogeneous catalogue of earthquakes in the British Isles has been produced, including events of magnitude 4 ML and greater to 1700 and events of 3 ML and greater thereafter. The distribution of seismicity is uneven, with some areas (e.g Ireland) almost aseismic. Magnitude/frequency analysis shows that a double-tl.uncated exponential distribution gives a better fit than a classic Gutenberg-Richter linear fit. Thecacnlated b value for the linear part of the exponential distribution is 0.94 with a maximum magnitude
of 6.2 ML.

Keywords


seismicity;British isles;historical earthquakes

Full Text:

PDF

References


DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-3982
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it (Read more).
Ok



 

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