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Earthquake, Messina, Sicily, 1783Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: Earthquake, Messina, Sicily, 1783

Description: A massive earthquake with accompanying tidal waves or tsunamis destroys sailing ships and the port city; this was the first of five quakes, the worst occurring on February 5, the second-worst happing on the following day, with three additional large quakes occurring until March 28, 1783; more than 40,000 persons were killed and hundreds of thousands of inhabitants injured after scores of towns and villages were wiped out; the main shocks emanated from beneath the Messina Strait at the Cittanova and Saint Eufemia faults;

Location: Messina, Sicily, February 5, 1783

Category: Disasters

Topic: Earthquakes

Keywords: Calabria Earthquake, disasters, earthquakes, faults, quakes, sailing ships, shocks, tidal waves, towns, tsunamis, villages

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1950 x 1118 (2.18 MPixels) (1.74)

Print Size: 16.5 x 9.5 cm; 6.5 x 3.7 inches

File Size: 6.25 MB (6,549,470 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000060056

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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