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Belice earthquake

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  • The 1968 Belice earthquake sequence took place in the Sicily region of southern Italy between 14-15 January 1968. The largest shock measured 5.5 on the Moment magnitude scale, with five others of magnitude 5+. The maximum perceived intensity was X (Intense) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The earthquake sequence, centred between the towns of Gibellina, Salaparuta and Poggioreale, killed at least 231 people, possibly more than 400, with between 632 and about 1000 injured and left 100,000 homeless. It is known in Italy as Terremoto del Belice.
  • GIBELLINA
  • CRETTO DI BURRI - GIBELLINA
  • POGGIOREALE
  • SALAPARUTA