Wednesday, December 24, 2014

1980, CROTON ROTARY, OUR SAVIOUR & OTHERS, AID ITALIAN EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

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The 1980 Irpinia earthquake took place in the Ipirnia region in Southern Italy on Sunday, November 23, 1980. Measuring 6.89 on the Richter scale, the quake killed 2,914 people, injured more than 10,000 and left 300,000 homeless. Click on the photos below to read about local relief efforts, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

2 comments:

  1. I remember this quake. Later there would be a big scandal over where the money collected ended up instead.

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  2. I remember that as well. The corrupt are always there to swoop in when tragedy strikes. Some things never change.

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