A brief paleoseismology literature review: Contribution for the local seismic culture study in Portugal   (Book Chapter)

Seismic Retrofitting: Learning from Vernacular Architecture


On the framework of the FCT research project ‘SEISMIC-V: Vernacular Seismic Culture in Portugal’, the team was recommended, by the Evaluation Panel, to perform a review on the field of Paleoseismology and its application to the Portuguese territory. This paper intends to fulfil this request, by presenting an introduction to the history of Paleoseismology, its application and main techniques. The paper also includes a literature review regarding Portuguese geology, and a brief summary on the paleoseismic studies in Portugal, focusing on the following regions: the Gulf of Cadiz, and the LowerTagusValley. Finally, it presents an overview with general conclusions. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

M.R. Correia

M. Worth


Year of publication: 2015


ISBN: 978-131729788-8;978-131564739-5


DOI: 10.1201/b18856

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