The strongest earthquakes ever in Italy from 1000 to 2020
Data from INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, ingv.it
Historical series of the strongest earthquakes ever in Italy from the year 1000 to 2020
This page shows the strongest earthquakes ever with epicenter in Italy, from 1000 up to present times (year 2020 included). The information refers
to a database of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. In particular,
it is the following work: Rovida A., Locati M., Camassi R., Lolli, B., Gasperini P.,
Antonucci A. 2022. Parametric Catalog of Italian Earthquakes (CPTI15), version 4.0. National
Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), https://doi.org/10.13127/CPTI/CPTI15.4.
Below the map there is also a table, indicating the date, the denomination of the area of maximum effects and the moment magnitude. Together with the events with an epicenter in Italy, those earthquakes not far from the regional borders have also sometimes been included.
What was the strongest earthquake ever with its epicenter in Italy?
The strongest earthquake ever with its epicenter in Italy was recorded on January 11, 1693 with a magnitude equal to 7.32 (area/city: Sicilia sud-orientale).
Symbols used for earthquake epicenters in Italy
The color of the icons indicates the magnitude.
White: M<2 .
Green: 2≤M<3 .
Yellow: 3≤M<4 .
Orange: 4≤M<5 .
Red: 5≤M<6 .
Purple: 6≤M<7 .
Black: M≥7 .
Click on the icon to view the details of the seismic event. Below the epicenter map there is a table with a list of the events.
In the database there are 3800 earthquakes, 72 of them with 2≤Mw<3 (1.9%), 732 with 3≤Mw<4 (19.3%), 2385 with 4≤Mw<5 (62.8%), 525 with 5≤Mw<6 (13.8%), 77 with 6≤Mw<7 (2.0%), 9 with Mw≥7 (0.2%).
Strongest earthquakes ever with epicenter in Italy
Strongest earthquakes ever with epicenter in Italy and magnitude ≥5
Strongest earthquakes ever with epicenter in Italy and magnitude ≥6
Strongest earthquakes ever with epicenter in Italy and magnitude ≥7
Tables of the earthquackes since 1000 a.d. with epicenters in Italy
By clicking on the header of each column it is possible to sort the events as you like (for example, in chronological order). By default they are sorted by decreasing magnitude.