CATASTROPHY

CATASTROPHY COMMERCE/ECONOMY

1968 Belice Earthquake (Sicily Italy)

The 1968 Belice earthquake sequence took place in Sicily between 14 and 15 January.  The largest shock measured 5.5 on the moment magnitude scale, with five others of magnitude 5+.  The maximum perceived intensity was X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The earthquake sequence, centered between the towns of Gibellina, Salaparuta and Poggioreale, killed […]

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CATASTROPHY COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Richmond Explosion

The Richmond, Indiana explosion was a double explosion which occurred at 1:47 PM EST on Saturday, April 6, 1968 in downtown Richmond, Indiana. The explosions killed 41 people and injured more than 150. The primary explosion was due to natural gas leaking from one or more faulty transmission lines under the Marting Arms sporting goods […]

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