Earthquakes in Italy
In Italy earthquakes can be strong and cause heavy damages in a circle of dozens of kilometers. Measured by the size of the country, earthquakes occur above average, but not excessively often.
Since 1950 more than 6700 people died by direct consequences of earthquakes. 2 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.Other natural hazards in Italy:
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Earthquakes in Italy since 1950The strongest earthquake in Italy happened on 11/23/1980 in the region Avellino, Potenza, Caserta, Naples with a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale. The shifting of tectonic plates in a depth of 53 km resulted in 4689 deaths.
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. . doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
. Several data have been summarized and translated. Foto taken from National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC, public domain).
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