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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The impact of eighteenth century earthquakes on the Algarve region, southern Portugal

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHESTER D.K. (1) ; CHESTER O.K. ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Liverpool, ROYAUME-UNI

Abstract

Using data collected in the field together with archival materials the AA.discuss: the economic and social impacts of two destructive earthquakes (1722, 1755) and their associated tsunamis on the Algarve; and recovery of the region in the years that followed. Today the region is highly exposed to the effects of future earthquakes and tsunamis. The paper concludes with a discussion of current attempts being made by the Portuguese authorities to reduce hazard exposure by means of building codes, the production of hazard maps and emergency plans. In these plans a 1755 type event is viewed as a worst-case scenario, although because of its epicentral location near to the economic heart of the region and in spite of its smaller size, a 1722 type event would be far more destructive

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical journal / ISSN 0016-7398 / CODEN GGJOAR

Editor : Royal Geographical Society, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1893)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 176, no4 [pp. 350-370]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 6 fig., 3 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3441

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2010.00367.x

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