Natural Disasters, December 28

893         An earthquake destroys the city of Dvin, Armenia.

1908       1908 Messina Earthquake, Italy, 123,000 people killed. This 7.1 Mw earthquake shook southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI which is Extreme. Some estimates of the dead toll is up to 200,000.

1989       A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia killing 13 people.

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