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Joint Symposia » J02. Recent large and destructive earthquakes

[J02-P] Poster

Thu. Aug 3, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Shinsho Hall (The KOBE Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 3F)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

[J02-P-13] The ISC Event Bibliography: an update

Domenico Di Giacomo, Elizabeth Ball, Dmitry Storchak (International Seismological Centre, Thatcham, UK)

Researches studying specific earthquakes and/or seismic events in general are often required to do time consuming searches in order to retrieve the literature concerning the events of their interest. To facilitate this task, in 2012 the International Seismological Centre (ISC) launched a new service, the ISC Event Bibliography (Di Giacomo et al., 2014), that allows users to do interactive searches (www.isc.ac.uk/event_bibliography/bibsearch.php) of scientific articles based on event parameters and, optionally, publication metrics (e.g., journal, author, year of publication etc.). The journals included in our database are not limited to seismology but bring together a variety of geoscience fields (e.g., engineering seismology, geodesy and remote sensing, tectonophysics, monitoring research, tsunami, geology, geochemistry, hydrogeology, atmospheric sciences, etc.) making this service useful also in multidisciplinary studies. Usually papers dealing with large data set are not included (e.g., papers describing a seismic catalogue). Some of the most notable earthquakes are the subject of several hundreds of articles published over a period of few years. Currently the ISC Event Bibliography includes over 18,000 individual publications from about 500 titles related to over 15,000 events that occurred in last 100+ years. The bibliographic records in the Event Bibliography start beginning of last century, and it is updated as new publications become available, and with this contribution we intend to show the usefulness of the ISC Event Bibliography considering recent large events.