December the 28th 1908,
Monday, 5:21 in the morning, with full darkness and dawn far to come and
inhabitants still sleeping,an earthquake, the strongest ever
suffered by the city reached the 10° degree of the Mercalli
along with a seaquake, turning upside-down
the coasts of Southern Calabria and Oriental North Sicily.
Messina, with the collapse of 91%.of its buildings was almost entirely
The number of the victims couldn't be verified but it's calculated in
70.000 people killed.
The survivors of the awful disaster were assisted by Russian, English
and from many other Nations.
The Italians paramedics and the assistants were late among the general
stupor of the whole world.