Meizoseismal area

The meizoseismal area in an earthquake is the area of maximum damage.[1][2] For example, in the Charleston, South Carolina, earthquake of 1886, the meizoseismal area was an area about twenty by thirty miles stretching northeast between Charleston and Jedburg and incorporating Summerville. The estimated epicenter was near Middleton Place.


  1. Bolt, Bruce (August 2005), Earthquakes: 2006 Centennial Update — The 1906 Big One (Fifth ed.), W. H. Freeman and Company, p. 6, ISBN 978-0716775485
  2. Witkind, Irving (1960). Structural Damage in the Hebgen Lake-West Yellowstone Area. Paragraph 3: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper. p. 137.

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