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On December 28, 1908 at 05:20 hours an earthquake of 7.1 on the moment magnitude scale occurred, centered on the city of Messina in Sicily, Italy. Reggio, on the Italian mainland, also suffered heavy damage. The ground shook for some 30 to 40 seconds, and the destruction was felt within a 180-mile radius. 


Moments after the earthquake, a 39-foot tsunami struck the nearby coasts, causing even more devastation. 91% of structures in Messina was destroyed and some 70,000 residents were killed. Rescuers searched for weeks, and whole families were still being pulled out alive days later, but thousands remained buried there.





We have 19 views, recording the aftermath of this disaster. Views are published by Ben Kilburn from the USA.  This series is less common than the usual Underwood & Underwood or NPG recordings.

You can take a look at these extra ordinary stereoviews by clicking on one of the pictures above or by clicking < here >.


Condition is good. There one view that has a starting fold from left to right, but mainly on the backside. Scan will give you a proper indication on the quality of the views. Any questions, please feel free to ask.


Interested? These 19 views are priced: SOLD.

Ordering number: SPE004


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