Robert Mallet and the ‘Great Neapolitan earthquake’ of 1857

  title={Robert Mallet and the ‘Great Neapolitan earthquake’ of 1857},
  author={G. Ferrari and A. McConnell},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society},
  pages={45 - 64}
Robert Mallet (1810–81), an Irish civil engineer who had been investigating the passage of artificial seismic waves, sought Royal Society support to test his theories in the field, after a devastating earthquake in Basilicata, a province in the Kingdom of Naples. The earthquake struck on 16 December 1857; in January 1858 Mallet began a month–long trek across this mountainous region, gathering a wealth of data and description. His report, illustrated by maps and diagrams, included several… Expand
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