Kövesligethy Radó Szeizmológiai Obszervatórium

Kövesligethy Radó Seismological Observatory, Hungary

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The Observatory History


Radó Kövesligethy (September 1, 1862, Verona - October 11, 1934, Budapest)

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Last Updated on Thursday, 29 March 2012 11:37

History of seismological research in Hungary

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In Hungary, systematic earthquake data collection started at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In 1814, a detailed seismological report was written by Pál Kitaibel and Ádám Tomcsányi on the great, M5.4 magnitude Mór earthquake of January 14, 1810. In this paper, the authors plotted the first isoseismal map to illustrate the intensity distribution of the event.

Isoseismal map of the Mór earthquake

Impact  of the Mór, Hungary earthquake of January 14, 1810.

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 April 2012 17:11