Magnitude:
Time: 1660 A.D.
Country: ITALY

ITALY:MODENA

This earthquake was recorded in Italy on 1660 A.D., where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of on the richter scale. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 6. 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.
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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.
Pacific Margin - porphyry copper
Cretaceous through middle Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the paleomargin of northeast Asia.



Latest Earthquake Events

Recent Earthquake activity from around the globe.



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6.7
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6.7
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6.1
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08-14-1846 T12:35:00
5.2
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5.9
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4.1
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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 130
intensity 6
year 1660
id 1015
location_name ITALY:MODENA
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
time 1660 A.D.
latitude 44.630
longitude 10.930
country ITALY

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5.8
mag
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5.1
mag
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11-24-2004 T22:59:40
5.5
mag
ITALY:NORTHEASTERN
09-11-1976 T16:31:12
6.0
mag
ITALY:NORTHEASTERN
09-15-1976 T03:15:19
5.9
mag
ITALY-BALKANSNW
09-15-1976 T09:21:19
5.6
mag
ITALY:TREVISO
0778 A.D.
5.0
mag
ITALY:N,PARMA
11-09-1983 T16:29:51
5.2
mag
ITALY:PARMA
07-15-1971 T01:33:22
5.1
mag
ITALY:SANT'AGOSTINO
05-20-2012 T13:18:02
5.9
mag
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05-29-2012 T07:00:03