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The Seismicity of Egypt, Arabia and the Red Sea
A Historical Review

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  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521020251

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  • This book provides a catalog of earthquakes that have occurred in Egypt, Arabia, the Red Sea region, and the surrounding areas of Libya, Sudan, and Ethiopia from the earliest times (184 BC) to the present day. By careful and intensive study of historical sources and a review of the instrumental data of this century, the authors describe each earthquake as fully as possible and analyze each in a geographical and historical context. They further scrutinize the completeness of the earthquake catalog over time and examine the range of sources and the problems associated with such historical records.

    • First extensive survey of the area with the record analysed for completeness over time
    • Critical catalogue of earthquakes, with false events identified and removed
    • Uses wide range of sources and discusses problems of analysing historical records
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Once again the authors are to be congratulated on a painstaking piece of research that is now the starting point for anyone working on the seismicity of this region … The price is reasonable, given the obvious quality of the data and its presentation.' Martin Degg, Geoscientist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521020251
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 298 x 211 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.518kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 68 maps 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    A note on transliteration
    A note on chronology
    Acknowledgements
    1. Introduction
    2. Macroseismic information
    3. Instrumental information
    4. Conclusions
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    N. N. Ambraseys, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London

    C. P. Melville, University of Cambridge

    R. D. Adams

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