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Early instrumental seismicity recorded in the eastern Alps

D. Sandron, G. Renner, A. Rebez and D. Slejko


Three hundred and seventy-five earthquakes recorded by the Trieste station in the eastern Alps in the early instrumental period, i.e., before the occurrence of the destructive event of May 6, 1976, have been located after painstaking gathering of seismograms and bulletins. Analysis of the statistical parameters of the locations, together with comparisons with other instrumental and macroseismic locations, have allowed us to assess the quality of the results obtained, taking into account the often limited nature of the data. Using a process of digitization and the study of seismograms, focal parameters, particularly the magnitude MW, have been recovered for three earthquakes of the 1950s and 1960s.