1905 Calabria earthquake

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1905 Calabria earthquake
1905 Calabria earthquake is located in Calabria
1905 Calabria earthquake
UTC time 1905-09-08 01:43:02
ISC event 16957871
USGS-ANSS ComCat
Local date September 8, 1905 (1905-09-08)
Local time 02:43
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]
Total damage Severe [2]
Max. intensity XI (Extreme) [3]
Tsunami 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in) [4]
Casualties 557 to 2,500 dead [4]

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 severely damaged parts of Lipari and Messina Province, and killed between 557 and 2,500 people.

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The earthquake affected the Calabria region, destroying as many as 25 villages,[5] and 14,000 homes.[6]

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