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Messina earthquake photo # 5 Terremoto di Messina e Reggio Calabria - 1908 fotografie # 5
Messina earthquake image #5b: The above image is 400 pixels across the restored digital image measures 2472 x 3288 pixels.
Messina earthquake colourised image #5c: The above image is 400 pixels across the restored digital image measures 2472 x 3288 pixels.
These photos were taken by the camera of Arturo Tocchetti (1883 - 1968). These images have been digitally restored from the originals.
THE MESSINA EARTHQUAKE OF 1908:
December 28th 1908
approx. 5.20 AM
approx. 7.2 on the Richter scale.
almost totally destroyed the city of Messina and caused severe damage in the region. Worst in Europe ever. Resulted in a major tsunami.
estimates vary but well over 100,000 and possibly up to 200,000 people died as a result of this earthquake.
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