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Fonte: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/24/timeline-major-earthquakes-italy – Reuters


A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy. Here is a list of major quakes in the country since start of the 20th century

A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets. Here is a list of major earthquakes in Italy since the start of the 20th century:

28 December 1908

More than 82,000 people are killed in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that reduces Sicily’s second largest city, Messina, to rubble and damages the city of Reggio Calabria across the straits on the mainland.

13 January 1915

Some 32,600 are killed when an earthquake measuring 7.0 strikes Avezzano in central Italy.

27 July 1930

A quake measuring 6.5 strikes the region of Irpinia in southern Italy, killing about 1,400 people.

6 May 1976

An earthquake measuring 6.5 rocks Friuli in Italy’s north-eastern corner, killing 976 people and leaving 70,000 others homeless.

23 November, 1980

Some 2,735 people are killed and more than 7,500 injured in an earthquake measuring 6.5. The epicentre is at Eboli but damage is reported over a huge area towards Naples.

13 December 1990

An earthquake centred in the sea off Sicily kills 13 people and injures 200.

26 September 1997

Two earthquakes measuring 6.4 kill 11 people and cause serious damage to the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, damaging priceless medieval frescoes.

17 July 2001

An earthquake measuring 5.2 shakes the northern Italian region of Alto Adige, killing one woman.

31 October 2002

An earthquake measuring 5.9 hits Campobasso, south-central Italy, killing 30 people, most of them children, in San Giuliano di Puglia.

6 April 2009

A powerful earthquake strikes the Abruzzo area east of Rome. It kills more than 300 people and devastates the 13th-century city of L’Aquila. L’Aquila is about an hour’s drive from Amatrice, the small town devastated in Wednesday’s quake.

29 May 2012

More than 16 people are killed and 350 injured in the second big earthquake to hit the area around Modena in northern Italy. A quake nine days earlier killed nearly 10 people.