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Earthquake Catalogs

Sortable table compiled by Jefferson Williams

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Reference Year Language Notes
Abou Karaki 1987 French PhD Dissertation
Agnon 2014 English concise but thorough and well-informed introduction to the Geology
from someone who has participated and guided the research from the early days.
Has a catalog of prehistorical earthquakes and the larger historical earthquakes.
The historical earthquakes presented are generally reliable for 31 BCE and later.
Al-Hakeem 1988 English
Alsinawi 1988 English
Al-Tarazi 1992 English PhD Dissertation
Ambraseys 1962 English
Ambraseys 1994 English
Ambraseys 2009 English strong but not infallible scholarship on textual and archeoseismic sources,
ignored a large part of the paleoseismology data, contains seismic insight,
interprets the data and texts, one of the best
Amiran 1996 English location index
Amiran et al 1994 English full of references - catalog contains a number of errors
Antonopoulos 1979 English
Arvanitakis 1903 French
As-Soyuti 15th century AD English translated from Arabic to English by A. Sprenger in 1843
Ben-Menahem 1976 English sloppy citing sources, contains errors, seismic interpretations are sometimes
presented as coming from sources, but contains seismic insight
Ben-Menahem 1979 English sloppy citing sources, contains errors, seismic interpretations are sometimes
presented as coming from sources, but contains seismic insight
Ben-Menahem 1982 English sloppy citing sources, contains errors, seismic interpretations are sometimes
presented as coming from sources, but contains seismic insight
Ben-Menahem 1991 English sloppy citing sources, contains errors, seismic interpretations are sometimes
presented as coming from sources, but contains seismic insight
Blankenhorn 1905 German
Bonito 1691 Italian
Degg and Doorenkamp (1989) 1989 English
Diener 1886 German
El-Isa 1985 English
El-Isa Et Al 2014 English
Elnashai and El-khoury 2004 English
Filippo da Secinara 1652 Italian
Galli 1906 Italian
Ghawanmeh 1992 English Earthquake effects on Bilad ash-Sham settlements
Grigoratos et. al. 2020 English
Grumel 1958 French Heavily cited work for Byzantine Chronology - catalogs earthquakes
Guidoboni Et Al 1994 English up to 10th century - primarily based on textual sources, strong historical
scholarship, one of the best
Guidoboni and Comastri 2005 English 11th to 15th century - primarily based on textual sources, strong historical
scholarship, one of the best
Kagan 2011 English
Kagan Et Al 2011 English
Kallner-Amiran 1952 English
Karcz and Lom 1987 English
Kovach 1987 English Flawed Catalog with useful equations
Ligorio 1574 Italian
Mediterranean Earthquake Catalogs 1994 English list from Guidoboni et al (1994)
Mallet And Mallet 1858 English
Manetti 1457 Italian
Milne 1911 English
Perry 1848 French
Plassard And Kojoj 1981 French
Poirier And Taher 1980a English
Poirier And Taher 1980b English
Raphael and Agnon 2018 English Bronze and Iron Age Earthquakes in Israel and Jordan
Russell 1985 English examined source documents and archeoseismicity but overstates archeoseismic evidence
Salamon 2008,2009 English Patterns of Aftershock Sequences - GSI Report and subsequent journal article
Salamon Et Al 2010 English from a study of seismic hazard in Jerusalem
Salamon Et Al 2011 English Tsunamis
Sbeinati Et Al 2005 English compilation from other catalogs and source documents
great for references, source document ID and quotes, and locations.
but be careful - it contains some bad A.H. entries from Willis
and some bad entries from Sieberg
Schmidt 1881 German
Shalem 1956 Hebrew
Shebalin Et Al 1974 English
Sieberg 1932a German did not cite sources but contains seismic insight
Sieberg 1932b German did not cite sources but contains seismic insight
Soloview 2000 English
Stephenson 2012 English Earthquakes and Plagues (502-748 AD)
Taher 1979 French looking for this
Tholazan 1858 ? French
Bible Verses English 27 Bible verses mentioning earthquakes
Von Hoff 1841 German
Willis with corrections 1928 English copy and paste from earlier catalogs, initially misunderstood and misdated Islamic Calendar
(A.H.) dates by ~621-622 years but later issued a correction
Zohar Et Al 2016 English concise descriptions with citations - sorts quake reports by reliability - includes major
south levant paleoseismology and some archeoseismicity
Zohar 2019 English update to 2016