Deadly earthquakes of October 30, 19XX – Italy and Turkey

M 6.0  30-10-1930    Italy        Depth Unknown     UK 6.0 – killing 18 people
The town of Senigallia is located  on the Adriatic Coast (Central Italy), an area affected by affshore seismicity.
The city was almost completely destroyed by an earthquake of IX MMI.
The shock was characterized by strong differences in the damagfe levels at a scale of hundreds and tens of meters.
The earthquake killed 18 people.
The geographic position of Senigallia at the mouth of a river and its soil conditions, similar to many other coastal historical and tourist centres in the region, make this earthquake an important case history, useful for a better understanding of the seismic risk of the entire coastal area.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

M 6.6  30-10-1983    Turkey        Depth 12 km    MW 6.7 – killing 1400 people
At least 1,342 people killed, many injured, 534 seriously injured, more than 25,000 people homeless, and 50 villages completely destroyed in the provinces of Erzurum and Kars.
Google satellite map of the earthquake area

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