is the most seismic country in the world. In some places,
such as La Ligua, the earth trembles almost daily. On average,
inhabitants of the region will experience some hundred temblores
(quakes, light ground motion), and at the most two terremotos
(earthquakes) in their lifetime.
The third toponymic journal is devoted to the entire spectrum
of expression of seismic mediums. It features contributions
to a study of tremors (Erschütterungskunde) recalling
its own significance. Benevolent observers, a magic index
finger, seabed sediments and hotel walls tell of an almost
forgotten experiment: when does an event begin; can it
be felt? How can we write without being moved too much? Can
geology save us from sentiment?
"Toponymisches Heft" is a journal series focusing
on problems of naming, of wording the world. Issue
No. 3 features a collection of first published letters
to the French seismologist Montessus de Ballore, instructions
for earthquake observation and raw ceramics works, as
well as interviews and narratives.
Published so far
Nr. 1 „Das Trujillo-Syndrom“
Nr. 2 „Geophysik
der Stimme“ (german) / No.
2 „Geophysics of the Voice“ (english)
Nr. 3 „Seismolologie“
(german) / No.3 Seismolology (english)