On December 16, 1857, an earthquake wreaked havoc across a huge area of the regions of Basilicata and Campania (Val d’Agri and Vallo di Diano). The 1857 Basilicata earthquake (Imax=XI° MCS; Me=6.9) is one of the most destructive events that occurred in peninsular Italy; shaking effects and ground breaks were recorded over a large area extending from the Vallo di Diano (Campania) to the Val d'Agri (Basilicata) for a length of about 60 km and with a width of more than 10 km. after a devastating earthquake in Basilicata, a province in the Kingdom of Naples. This paper analyzes three historical seismic damage patterns in Potenza, the main town of the Basilicata Region, in Southern Italy. Italian earthquake.Two shocks in three minutes cost the lives of at least 12 000 people;other estimations speak of about 20 000 deaths. The present-day province of Potenza and the central-eastern zone of the province of Salerno were hit in particular. 1857 was published through the period from 2004 to 2009. Abstract The 1857 Basilicata earthquake (Imax=XI° MCS; Me=6.9) is one of the most destructive events that occurred in peninsular Italy; shaking effects and ground breaks were recorded over a large area extending from the Vallo di Diano (Campania) to the Val d'Agri (Basilicata) for a length of about 60 km and with a width of more than 10 km. A revolt broke out in 1848 and was again put down by Bourbon forces, until a third devastating earthquake followed in 1857. The earthquake struck on 16 December 1857; in January 1858 Mallet began a month–long trek across this mountainous region, gathering a wealth of data and description. Active tectonics and earthquake sources in the epicentral area of the 1857 Basilicata earthquake (southern Italy) Several towns were destroyed, and estimated fatalities were around 10,000. The earthquake struck on 16 December 1857; in January 1858 Mallet began a month-long The 1857 Basilicata earthquake (also known as the Great Neapolitan earthquake) occurred on December 16, 1857 in the Basilicata region of Italy southeast of the city of Naples. The epicentre was in Montemurro, on the western border of the modern province of Potenza. In the case of the 1857 earthquake in Basilicata we are quite fortunate to have Mallet’s report. The 1857 Basilicata earthquake occurred on December 16 in the Basilicata region of Italy southeast of the city of Naples.The epicentre was on the western border of the modern province of Potenza.Several towns were destroyed, estimated fatalities were around 10,000. The epicentre was in Montemurro, on the western border of the modern province of Potenza. More than 180 villages in an area of over 20,000 km2 suffered very severe damage. The Great Neapolitan Earthquake was an earthquake that occurred on December 16, 1857, in the Basilicata region of Italy southeast of the city of Naples.The epicentre was in Montemurro, on the western border of the modern province of Potenza.Several towns were destroyed, and estimated fatalities were around 11,000 - 12,000. Effects of 1857 Earthquake in Basilicata Post by lcafarel » 19 Jan 2011, 01:29 I cannot find any information about the quake specific to these towns on the web, although there was considerable destruction in the area. Introduction On December 16, 1857, at around 10:15 pm, an earth-quake devastated a vast area of Basilicata and part of Cam-pania (southern Italy). 1. Two epicentres played a role damaging the villages of Sicily.


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