Title The 1908 Messina earthquake: 100-year retrospective.
Author Risk Management Solutions.
Publisher Risk Management Solutions; (2008)
Abstract On December 28, 1908 at 5:20 a.m. local time, an earthquake occurred along the Straits of Messina between the island of Sicily and mainland Italy. Also known as the Messina-Reggio Earthquake, it caused severe ground shaking throughout the region and triggered a local tsunami, which struck within minutes of the earthquake. One hundred years following the 1908 earthquake, Risk Management Solutions (RMS) revisits the event, summarizing the ground shaking damage, the tsunami’s impact and a recurrence of the event considered in 2008, to highlight the susceptibility of the current building stock and its population from future damage and injury, as well as the ability of earthquake insurance to assist in the recovery efforts.
Subject: Risk assessment
Historical survey
Earthquakes
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/7034
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