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