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This defence seismology stimulated a network of photographic-recording standard seis­ mographs throughout the World including one at the Eskdalemuir Geophysical Observatory in the Scottish Borders. Also in the Earthquake Engineering in Britain. Thomas Telford Ltd, London, 1 9 8 5 33 E A R T H Q U A K E ENGINEERING IN BRITAIN early 1960's, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) installed an array of short-period magnetic-tape recording seismometers near the Eskdalemuir Observatory and a single station at Wolverton in the south of England (ref.

EXETER FLYING POST, 31 May 1792. 43. WOOLMER S EXETER GAZETTE, 7 June 1792. 44. SALISBURY & WINCHESTER JOURNAL, 7 October 1793. 45. WARDNER T. Eliot, Ashmore, 29 September 1793, Dorset Record Office, ms. D364/E 10. 46. GLASGOW COURIER, 15 August 1797. 1 Discussion MR MELVILLE Introductory remarks The published paper presents the results of a detailed investigation of the seismicity of a distinct period of earthquake occurrence. It attempts to demonstrate the problems that need to be tackled before a critical catalogue of earthquakes can be established.

A M B R A S E Y S , DSc, PhD, FICE, FGS, Imperial College of Science and T e c h n o l o g y and J. A. J A C K S O N , PhD, Bullard Laboratory, University of C a m b r i d g e INTRODUCTION One of the greater uncertainties in the engineering assessment of risk and of design ground motions arises from the indiscriminate use of Intensity and magnitude data derived from heterogeneous scales or from magnitude scales based purely on macroseismic data. This heterogeneity of earthquake catalogues introduces great difficulties and occasionally controversy, into assessing seismicity and the design ground motions for engineering projects.

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