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


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

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  • A careful and intensive study of historical sources and a review of the instrumental data of this century have led to this detailed catalogue of earthquakes. Egypt, Arabia, the Red Sea region and the surrounding areas of Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia are studied from the earliest times to the present day. Each earthquake is described as fully as possible from the available data, and is analysed in a geographical and historical context. The completeness of the earthquake catalogue over time is analysed and the range of sources and problems associated with the scrutiny of historical sources is discussed. The information is then placed in a geophysical framework.

    • 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

    A note on transliteration
    A note on chronology
    1. Introduction
    2. Macroseismic information
    3. Instrumental information
    4. Conclusions

  • 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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