Welcome to the EEE Catalogue

The EEE catalogue collects in a standard way the characteristics, size and spatial distribution of Earthquake Environmental Effects from modern, historical and paleoearthquakes.

It is the result of the activities of the INQUA TERPRO Focus Area on Paleoseismicity conducted in the frame of the project #0418 “A global catalogue and mapping of Earthquake Environmental Effects”. Its implementation has been endorsed at global level by a Working Group coordinated by ISPRA - Geological Survey of Italy.

How to view the data?

In order to view data, a specific interface based on Google Earth has been developed. All the information is stored at three levels of progressive details (Earthquake, Locality, Site) and includes also imagery documentation (photographs, video, sketch maps, stratigraphic logs, etc.).

Earthquake level: from the map it is possible to select the earthquake of interest in the map by clicking on the epicentres (yellow stars). A balloon will retrieve the available information at earthquake level. From the Control Panel (left menu) it is possible to select the earthquake of interest and open the photo gallery related to that event. In case a rupture zone is available as kmz it can be selected from the Control Panel.

Locality and site level: in order to view information at locality and site level it is necessary to prior select them in the Control Panel (left menu). By clicking on a green drop a ballon will retrieve information at locality level, including local intensity assessments (damage based and ESI). Sites are represented according to the type of effect (see legend available on a red button in the right border of the map). By clicking on a single site a balloon will provide basic information about the effect, including the EEE description, the reference and an image, when available.

Furthermore, additional Google layers and display options can be activated from the right menu (Earth Utility menu). Coordinates in decimal degrees can be seen by clicking on the red button below the map.

Credits: F. Baiocco, A. Scaramella and L. Guerrieri