Jan Kozak Collection: Historical Earthquakes

Thumbnail Image Image-KZ27 Report of earthquake at Lausanne, March 1, 1584: 'At noon, an earthquake was heard [not seen] ... the guard on the steeple of St. Peter observed the earthquake.' Noise lasted from noon to 3 pm, at which time trumpeting was heard. Given that the event was heard, not seen, the focus was small and in the auditory spectrum. (MS ill., original in color, 16th c.) (Lausanne, Switzerland)
Thumbnail Image Image-KZ28 Illustration depicts damage to towns, people falling, trees breaking and unusual phenomena in sky. (Original in color, 16th c.) (Lausanne, Ottenbach, and Etlebuch, Switzerland)