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Earthquakes in Italy

Seismic Activity

Italy is situated at the meeting point of the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate, leading to considerable seismic and volcanic activity. However, the kind of seismic activity leading to earthquakes is rare in the Alps and the Po valley; it is infrequent but occasionally strong in the Alpine foothills; and it may be catastrophic in the central and southern Apennines (as in 1980) and in Sicily. There is a long history of earthquakes in Italy. The most notable events over the last century are listed below:

Major Earthquakes in Italy
Date Location Deaths Mag.
08/09/1905 Capo Vaticano, Calabria (offshore) 527 7.9
28/12/1908 Messina, Sicily 70,000 7.2
13/01/1915 Avezzano, Abruzzo 32,610 7.0
29/06/1919 Mugello, Tuscany 100 6.3
07/09/1920 Garfagnana, Tuscany 171 6.4
23/07/1930 Irpinia, Campania 1,404 6.5
15/01/1968 Salaparuta, Sicily 260 6.5
06/05/1976 Gemona del Friuli, Friuli–Venezia Giulia 1,000 6.5
23/11/1980 Irpinia, Campania 3,000 6.5
26/09/1997 Annifo, Umbria 11 6.4
06/09/2002 Palermo, Sicily (offshore) 2 6.0
31/10/2002 San Giuliano, Molise 29 5.9
06/04/2009 L'Aquila, Abruzzo 295 6.3
20/05/2012 Finale Emilia, Emilia Romagna 7 6.1
29/05/2012 Medolla, Emilia Romagna 20 5.8
24/08/2016 Accumoli, Lazio 298 6.2
List of daily seismic events in Italy

Seismic Zones in Italy
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