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The seismicity of Egypt, Arabia, and the Red Sea : a historical review

Author: N N Ambraseys; C P Melville; R D Adams
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed and intensive study of historical sources and a review of the instrumental data from this century have led to this detailed catalogue of earthquakes. Covers in detail earthquakes in Egypt,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Chronologies
History
Chronology
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N N Ambraseys; C P Melville; R D Adams
ISBN: 0521391202 9780521391207 9780511524912 0511524919
OCLC Number: 29792074
Notes: "King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology."
Description: xix, 181 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. 1.1. Area of study. 1.2. Sources of macroseismic information. 1.3. Assessment of macroseismic data --
2. Macroseismic information. 2.1. Descriptive catalogue of earthquakes (184 BC-AD 1992). 2.2. Catalogue of earthquakes (184 BC-AD 1899). 2.3. Unidentified events. 2.4. False and mislocated events --
3. Instrumental information. 3.1. Instrumental coverage. 3.2. Reassessment techniques and derivation of the catalogue. 3.3. Catalogue of earthquakes (1899-1992). 3.4. Spurious and mislocated events --
4. Conclusions. 4.1. Completeness of the historical earthquake catalogue. 4.2. Regional distribution of seismicity. 4.3. Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea.
Responsibility: N.N. Ambraseys, C.P. Melville, and R.D. Adams.
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