GFZ German research centre for geo sciences

Historical earthquake research

(in cooperation with University of Potsdam)

Correct interpretations of historical key earthquakes are fundamental for reliable seismic hazard assessments. However, earthquake cata-logues contain often false or inaccurate interpretations, and a systematic study on the historical damaging earthquakes is essential. With a research cooperation with the University Potsdam, Historical Institute, we investigate the key earthquakes and the medieval perception of catastrophes in the central European historical record.

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