Earthquake in Milan was the strongest for the last 500 years. This was announced by the head of the Milan branch of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology Lucia Ludzi.
The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 56 kilometers and was located only six kilometers from the city. The magnitude of the tremor was 3.9 on the Richter scale. There were no casualties or destruction as a result of the earthquake.
According to Ludzi, strong earthquakes in the vicinity of Milan are very rare. “If we look at the history of earthquakes in this region, tremors identical to what we saw this time were recorded only 500 years ago. That time the epicenter was in Milan and the magnitude reached 3.7. Larger earthquakes have occurred in neighboring areas, such as Monza in 1396. The magnitude then reached about 5. Another strong earthquake occurred on the border with Piedmont in 1918, with a magnitude of 4.6,” she explained.
In November, a catastrophic earthquake occurred near the coast of Turkey. Dozens of homes were destroyed and more than a hundred people were killed.