The Messina earthquake (magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale) devastated the city of Messina in Italy. It was the worst European earthquake ever and it created a major tsunami. It happened at 5.20 am on December 28th 1908. It may have killed as many as 200,000 people. These photos were taken by Arturo Tocchetti (1883 - 1968) and have been digitally restored.
Illustration ID: 5-three-soldiers-colour
copyright Russell Kightley Russell Kightley
Illustration size: 8.1 Mpixels (23.3 MB uncompressed) - 2472x3288 pixels (8.2x10.9 in / 20.9x27.8 cm at 300 ppi)
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