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Images of Historical Earthquakes

The Jan T. Kozak Collection

In 1996, under sponsorship of the Czech-American Science and Technology Cooperation Program, Dr. Jan Kozak, a geoscientist of the Institute of Rock Structures and Mechanics in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Center Library of the University of California, Berkeley, digitized 875 slides of illustrations of historical earthquakes from Dr. Kozak's personal collection. Professor Bruce Bolt of Berkeley provided a preface suggesting historical, macro-seismological and artistic qualities of this Collection. A bibliography of historical sources developed at the EERC Library accompanies the collection.

The images are accessible from a chronological list of earthquakes, by searching individual slide numbers from this page, or by searching The Earthquake Engineering Online Archive. A set of allegorical images are displayed separately. Questions about the collection and use of these images can be addressed to NISEE.

Dr. Kozak wishes to extend his thanks to many individuals and institutes.