1905 Calabria earthquake

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1905 Calabria earthquake
1905 Calabria earthquake is located in Calabria
1905 Calabria earthquake
Date September 8, 1905 (1905-09-08)
Origin time 01:43:02 [1]
Magnitude 7.2 Mw [1]
Depth 15 km (9 mi) [1]
Epicenter 38°38′N 15°47′E / 38.64°N 15.78°E / 38.64; 15.78Coordinates: 38°38′N 15°47′E / 38.64°N 15.78°E / 38.64; 15.78 [1]
Max. intensity XI (Extreme) [2]
Tsunami 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in) [3]
Casualties 557 to 2,500 dead [3]

Striking southern Italy on September 8, the 1905 Calabria earthquake had a moment magnitude of 7.2 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). The first major earthquake of the 20th century, it damaged parts of Lipari Island and Messina Province, and killed between 557 and 2,500 people. The earthquake affected the Calabria region, destroying as many as 25 villages,[4] and 14,000 homes.[5]

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