A Perspective of historical earthquakes in India and its neighbourhood upto 1900
Keywords:Earthquake catalogue, Historical earthquakes, Past seismicity
A study has been carried out on past seismic activity in India and its neighbourhood from ancient times to nineteenth century, During sixth century AD, the great Indian astronomer Varaha Mihira investigated earthquakes in his book 'Brihat Samhita', A brief description and analysis on his investigations have been cited, Based on scientific reports and a few history and geography books, a list of earthquakes of magnitude 6 and above upto 1900 AD has been prepared for India and its neighbourhood in the region bounded by latitude between 0° and 40° N and longitude between 60°E and 100°E, A brief description of earthquakes of magnitude 8 and above has also been included.
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