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Mugello earthquake, a century ago earthquake with 100 deaths


In June 1919 there was a quake between the 7th and 9th grade on the Mercalli scale

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09 December 2019The earthquake in the Mugello reaches a century from that of 29 June 1919 which caused over 100 deaths in the same Apennine area.

On a sunny Sunday, shortly after 10 am, there was a shock between the seventh and ninth grade of the Mercalli scale with its epicenter in the Vicchio area, where there were about forty victims and half of the buildings collapsed.

Among the most affected municipalities also those of Dicomano, Borgo San Lorenzo, San Godenzo, Marradi, Firenzuola, Scarperia, Barberino, Londa, San Godenzo and partly also Rufina and Pontassieve. Reliefs immediately reached the centers of the lower Mugello, they organized themselves in a decent manner while in the distant Apennine hamlets and in the remote farmhouses of Alto Mugello and Santerno many people remained under the rubble and were found only after days.

Serious damage also affected dozens of places located on the Romagna side of the Apennines.

# 29th June 1919, #Mugello earthquake. Today marks the centenary of the terrible earthquake that struck communities that had recently experienced the tragedy of the First World War.

- Department of Civil Protection (@DPCgov) June 29, 2019

Source: rainews

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