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  • Italy
    Monday Dec 28, 1908

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1908 Messina Earthquake

    Italy
    Monday Dec 28, 1908

    The 1908 Messina earthquake (also known as the 1908 Messina and Reggio earthquake) occurred on 28 December in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy with a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). The cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria were almost completely destroyed and between 75,000 and 82,000 lives were lost.




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