1783 Calabrian earthquakes
Friday Feb 7, 1783
Severe damage extended 15 km along the front of the Serre Mountains
Southern Italian peninsula and Sicily
This event occurred at about midday 40 km NE of the first mainshock on the 5th. Severe damage extended 15 km along the front of the Serre Mountains, leveling all the villages between Acquaro and Soriano Calabro. The earthquake is thought to have involved the rupturing of the southern segment of the Serre fault that bounds the Mesima Basin.