Important historic earthquakes in Italy

The list of the 50 most recent earthquakes in this country can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC time

SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Sicily, Italy Jun 25 03:46 3.5 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Central Italy Jun 24 08:30 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Italy Jun 24 08:30 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Northern Italy Jun 20 01:37 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Northern Italy Jun 20 01:37 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Central Italy Jun 16 03:56 2.2 6 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Jun 16 00:38 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Jun 15 23:12 2.3 14 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Jun 15 23:04 2.0 3 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Central Italy Jun 15 06:05 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Montereale, Italy Jun 09 12:15 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Central Italy Jun 09 12:15 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Coppito - Coppito - Struttura pol.Canada..Scossa in sentita in 2 parti.. la seconda parte è stata piu intensa (via emsc)
  • l'Aquila - Avvertito benissimo, scuotimento dell'edificio percepibile, partiti alcuni allarmi auto. (via emsc)
  • Teramo - Breve ma intensa, divisa in due momenti quasi da sembrare due scosse in sequenza. Secondo piano, Teramo centro (via emsc)
  • Teramo - Teramo. Durato per diversi secondo.iOscillazione decide. Terzo piano. Costruzione in muratura
  • Caprafico - Low level vibration for a few seconds and then a jolt. Had us leaving the house in case it got stronger. (via emsc)
  • Osimo - "Buzzing" in the floor, slight swaying, I began shaking as a reaction (via emsc)
  • Garda, Lake Garda - Having dinner, didn't know what it was bit scary. Lasted 5 seconds
  • GEOFON Northern Italy Jun 04 18:01 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bejaia, Algerie - Un secousse ressorti
  • Val di Sogno - At precisely 8:00pm, there was moderate up and down shaking for approximately 7 to 9 seconds. Very audible house rattling during this time, but no damage.
  • Valpolicella Area - Flock of birds flew past my window - then the recently built house with good construction shook up and down. Strong jolts each time. No damage seen. Immediately knew it was an earthquake.... Was in the 1988 San Francisco 7.7 quake. This was gentle in comparison. Fumane, Italy
  • Garda - Hevig schudden hotel. Geen schade.
  • Fumane - Duur: +/- 3 seconde De hond was al de hele dag erg onrustig,
  • Gargnano - It sounded like an explosion and the building shook violently for about 30 seconds. No damage was noted.
  • riva del Garda lake.garda - Very few seconds but pictures on Wall shook. Also felt in varone village 2 km away
  • Garda, Lake Garda - Light shaking felt for a few seconds, I was lying on the bed and it moved and vibrated
  • Tignale - Ongeveer 10 seconden, geen schade vastgesteld
  • Malcesine - We were just finishing dinner in a restaurant, some but not all of us felt a weak tremble which prompted us to check it here had been an earthquake. Friends in a neighbouring house said their walls shook. No damage noted
  • Lazise - In appartamento sito al secondo piano, leggero scuotimento di circa 5 secondi della credenza con tintinnio dei cristalli e soprammobili, nessun danno
  • Garda - Chair I was sitting on shook and the door handle rattled, was a very heavy door, I thought someone was frantically trying to get into room. 7 to 10 second duration
  • GEOFON Northern Italy Jun 03 13:25 3.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bedonia - 5 seconds, no damage
  • GEOFON Central Italy Jun 02 00:21 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy May 29 06:04 2.6 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 29 04:31 2.4 24 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Italy May 29 04:20 2.4 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 29 01:56 2.4 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 23:27 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Italy May 28 22:47 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 22:24 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 19:35 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Italy May 28 19:14 2.2 28 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 17:50 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 17:44 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 28 17:21 2.5 117 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 17:02 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 16:45 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 16:18 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 14:50 2.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 14:39 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 14:10 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 28 12:46 3.2 168 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 11:55 3.0 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 09:57 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 28 05:04 2.0 117 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 28 01:43 2.9 7 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Southern Italy May 27 23:52 3.1 277 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Central Italy May 27 23:25 2.4 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 27 21:07 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 27 18:52 2.0 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 27 10:14 2.2 13 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 27 08:24 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 27 07:19 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 27 03:37 2.0 8 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 26 20:05 2.3 16 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Central Italy May 26 18:50 2.3 6 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 26 16:11 2.8 29 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Sicily, Italy May 26 15:05 2.0 4 MAP I Felt It

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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