Rudolf Hoernes

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Rudolf Hoernes
Rudolf Hoernes 1850-1912.jpg
Born(1850-10-07)7 October 1850
Died20 August 1912(1912-08-20) (aged 61)
NationalityAustria
Scientific career
FieldsGeology

Rudolf Hoernes (7 October 1850 – 20 August 1912) was an Austrian geologist, born in Vienna. He studied under Eduard Suess and became a Professor of geology in Graz. He was known for his earthquake studies in 1878 and proposed a classification of earthquakes into subsidence earthquakes, volcanic earthquakes and tectonic earthquakes. In 1893 he published a detailed textbook on earthquake theory (Erdbebenkunde) from a geological point of view.

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