1905 Calabria earthquake
|Date||September 8, 1905|
|Magnitude||6.7-7.9 Magnitude Richter|
|Countries or regions||Italy, Calabria|
|Casualties||557 to 5,000 dead|
Striking southern Italy on September 8, the 1905 Calabria earthquake killed between 557 and 5,000 people and damaged at least 14,000 houses in the epicentral area alone. The first major earthquake of the 20th century, it damaged parts of Lipari Island and Messina Province.
Damage and casualties
The earthquake affected the Calabria region, destroying as many as 25 villages and killing over 5,000 according to BBC. Alternatively, United States Geological Survey lists the fatality count at 557 people.
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- Cucci, Luigi; Tertulliani, Andrea (2008). Characterization of the seismogenic source of the great 1905 Calabria (southern Italy) earthquake from environmental effects. Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-09-04.