A History of British Earthquakes

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Cambridge University Press, Jul 30, 2009 - Science - 436 pages
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First published in 1924, this classic volume details the history of British earthquakes from the year 974 to the beginning of the twentieth century. Building on material laid out in his 1912 volume The Origin of British Earthquakes, Charles Davison based his method of investigation on the theory that earthquakes were the results of successive steps in the growth of faults. Using a modification of the well-known Rossi-Forel scale, and with reference to the latest scientific studies of his time, he compiled a catalogue of all known British earthquakes. Davison was at pains to include only those earthquakes that were undoubtedly British, omitting many disturbances which had been doubtfully placed in other British lists of his time. His aim was to trace the zones in which crust-changes occurred and where the faults were still live, and to uncover some of the laws that govern the growth of faults. Additionally, Davison included a chapter describing 'Extra-British' earthquakes, examining disturbances felt in Britain that originated in Ireland, the Channel Islands, Norway, and as far away as Lisbon. His concluding chapters address the sound phenomena, distribution, and origin of different types of earthquakes.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION i
1
CATALOGUE OF BRITISH EARTHQUAKES
12
EARTHQUAKES OF INVERNESS AND OF OTHER
35
EARTHQUAKES OF COMRIE AND OF OTHER CENTRES
62
Dunoon Earthquakes
119
EARTHQUAKES OF MISCELLANEOUS AND UNKNOWN
152
CHAPTER PAGE
172
EARTHQUAKES OF SOUTH WALES
183
Doncaster Earthquakes
284
EARTHQUAKES OF THE EAST OF ENGLAND
290
EARTHQUAKES OF THE SOUTHWEST OF ENGLAND
296
CHAPTER PAGE
311
EARTHQUAKES OF THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND
323
EARTHQUAKES OF UNKNOWN EPICENTRES IN ENG
345
EARTHSHAKES IN MINING AND LIMESTONE DIS
353
EXTRABRITISH EARTHQUAKES
367

EARTHQUAKES OF THE MIDLAND COUNTIES
233
CHAPTER PAGE
235
TWIN EARTHQUAKES OF THE WEST AND MIDLAND
244
Stafford Earthquakes
259
Leicester Earthquakes
278
CHAPTER PAGE
377
DISTRIBUTION OF BRITISH EARTHQUAKES IN SPACE
383
Distribution of British Earthquakes in Time
389
INDEX
410
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