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The Essex earthquake of 1884

Scott, Ronald F. (1977) The Essex earthquake of 1884. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 5 (2). pp. 145-155. ISSN 0098-8847. doi:10.1002/eqe.4290050204.

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The largest British earthquake to occur in several hundred years took place in Essex, in the south east of England, in 1884. From contemporary accounts and a recent visit to the area affected by the earthquake, the intensity of the earthquake was assessed. It is estimated that the peak accelerations generated may have been as much as 0.1 g. This would be of consequence to some modern structures, designed without earthquake provisions.

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Additional Information:© 1977 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Received 14 July 1975; Revised 9 April 1976. I am indebted to Mr. and Mrs. V. Palles-Clark, the present owners of the Peldon rectory, for their kindness in permitting me to examine and photograph the house. This study was made while I was at Cambridge University as a Churchill Fellow and was partially supported by the J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
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Official Citation:Scott, R. F. (1977), The essex earthquake of 1884. Earthquake Engng. Struct. Dyn., 5: 145–155. doi: 10.1002/eqe.4290050204
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