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Italy Old Postcard 1908 MESSINA Earthquake Ruins Corso V. Emanuele Street SceneVintage Old Postcard, Italy Sicily, 1908 Messina Earthquake Ruins Disaster Disasters. Le catastrofe di Messina. Corso V. Emanuele. The catastrophe of Messina. Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Street Scene.
Publisher: Prop. ris Micali Santi Messina
Series No: 2359
Faults: Marks & wear, minor crease at 3 corners
Background: The 1908 Messina earthquake (also known as the 1908 Messina and Reggio earthquake) occurred on December 28 in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy with a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of XI (Extreme). The cities of Messina and Reggio Calabria were almost completely destroyed and between 75,000 and 200,000 lives were lost.
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