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1222 Brescia earthquake

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Max. intensity  X (Extreme)
Date  25 December 1222
Casualties  12,000 dead (est.)
Location  Northern Italy, Italy
1222 Brescia earthquake

Areas affected  City-state of Brescia, city-state of Reggio, various parts of Tuscany and Lombardy
Similar  1857 Basilicata earthquake, 1930 Irpinia earthquake, 62 Pompeii earthquake, 2002 Molise earthquake, 1783 Calabrian earthquakes

The 1222 Brescia earthquake occurred on Christmas Day in the year 1222. The chronicler Salimbene de Adam records that it was so powerful that the inhabitants of Brescia left their city en masse and camped outside, so that the falling buildings would not crush them.


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