Magnitude:
Time: 11-05-1659
Country: ITALY

ITALY:PANAIJA,SORIANO,POLIA

This earthquake was recorded in Italy on 11-05-1659, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of on the richter scale. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 2035 souls and destroying structures.
More events from ITALY




Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Dinaride-Aegean Region - porphyry copper
Paleocene to Miocene calc-alkaline volcanic and intrusive rocks that formed in a post-subduction environment; includes the Serbomacedonian-Rhodope metallogenic belt.
Southern and Central European Variscan - porphyry copper
Discrete areas of intrusive and volcanic rocks of Variscan age, where some evidence of porphyry-style hydrothermal activity is preserved.

Related USGS Publications

70035587 - 2011 - Epistemic uncertainty in the location and magnitude of earthquakes in Italy from Macroseismic data



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



Nearby Tsunamis
6.6
mag
SICILY,ITALY
12-10-1542 T00:00:00
7.4
mag
ISLANDOFSICILY
01-11-1693 T13:30:00
7
mag
EASTERNSICILY
02-04-1169 T07:00:00
5.3
mag
EASTERNSICILY
12-13-1990 T00:24:25.7
6
mag
EASTERNSICILY
01-09-1693 T21:00:00
6
mag
EASTERNSICILY
02-20-1818 T18:15:00
5.6
mag
MESSINA
08-25-1613 T00:00:00
5.9
mag
IONIANCALABRIA
10-23-1907 T20:28:19
4.1
mag
MESSINASTRAITS
01-19-1784 T00:00:00
7
mag
MESSINASTRAIT,IONIANSEA
12-28-1908 T04:20:27




Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 130
total_deaths 2035
total_deaths_description 4
year 1659
id 1011
location_name ITALY:PANAIJA,SORIANO,POLIA
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 2035
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
time 11-05-1659
latitude 38.700
houses_destroyed_description 4
longitude 16.300
country ITALY
deaths_description 4

Nearby Earthquakes
3.5
mag
ITALY:SICILY
08-18-1973 T22:38:29
4.3
mag
ITALY:SICILY:SANTAVENERINA
10-29-2002 T10:02:21
4.3
mag
ITALY:SICILY
12-25-1985 T02:38:56
4.9
mag
ITALY:CATANIA,ETNA
05-08-1914
5.1
mag
ITALY:SICILY:CATANIA
12-26-2018 T02:19:16
5.3
mag
ITALY:SICILY:CARLENTINI
12-13-1990 T00:24:25
6.0
mag
ITALY:SICILY,CALABRIA,CATANIA
01-09-1693
6.6
mag
ITALY:SIRACUSA,MILITELLO,CATANIA,NOCOSIA
12-10-1542
4.6
mag
ITALY:S
02-14-1981 T17:27:44
6.5
mag
ITALY:IRPINIA
07-23-1930