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Catalogue of the Geological Effects of Earthquakes in Spain Based on the ESI-07 Macroseismic Scale: A New Database for Seismic Hazard Analysis

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Depto. Geología, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ávila, Universidad Salamanca, Ávila 05003, Spain
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Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME), Madrid 28004, Spain
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Depto. Geoquímica y Geología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
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Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ávila, Universidad de Salamanca, Ávila 05003, Spain
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Geosciences 2019, 9(8), 334; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9080334
Received: 21 June 2019 / Revised: 22 July 2019 / Accepted: 24 July 2019 / Published: 29 July 2019
This paper summarizes the content and scope of the “Catalogue of Earthquake Geological Effects in Spain”. The catalogue has been published by the Geological Survey of Spain (IGME) and constitutes the first official publication (in Spain) on seismic hazard containing geological information. The catalogue gathers the 51 stronger earthquakes that have occurred in Spain since the Neolithic period to the present and classifies earthquakes with geological or archaeological seismic records in paleoseismic, ancient, historical and instrumental earthquakes. The catalogue offers a variety of parametric information, quality indexes (Qe, Qi, Qg), and Environmental Seismic Intensity Scale (ESI-07) based description of environmental damage structured in individual “event files”. Sixteen of the 51 catalogued events present full information files (full event files), with individualized analyses of the geological and geoarchaeological data as well as graphic information with hybrid ESI-EMS intensity maps, ShakeMaps (seismic scenarios) and complementary kmz files (Google Earth) for each of the sixteen selected earthquakes; among which is the well-known AD 1755 Lisbon earthquake-tsunami. These selected earthquakes present individual environmental earthquake effects (EEE) or earthquake archaeoseismological effects (EAE) files for each catalogued effect containing specific site geo-information and graphic data (photos, graphs, maps, etc.). The second edition of the catalogue record 1027 EEEs and 187 EAEs, of which 322 effects have individual files. View Full-Text
Keywords: ESI-07 scale; earthquake environmental effects (EEEs); earthquake archaeological effects (EAEs); intensity maps; seismic scenarios; earthquake catalogues; seismic hazard; Spain ESI-07 scale; earthquake environmental effects (EEEs); earthquake archaeological effects (EAEs); intensity maps; seismic scenarios; earthquake catalogues; seismic hazard; Spain
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Silva, P.G.; Rodríguez-Pascua, M.A.; Giner Robles, J.L.; Élez, J.; Pérez-López, R.; Davila, M.B.B. Catalogue of the Geological Effects of Earthquakes in Spain Based on the ESI-07 Macroseismic Scale: A New Database for Seismic Hazard Analysis. Geosciences 2019, 9, 334.

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