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Title: The frightening tremors of January 1693
Authors: Vella, Godwin
Keywords: Earthquake damage -- Malta -- Gozo
Earthquakes -- Malta -- Gozo -- History
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: University of Malta. Gozo Campus
Citation: Vella, G. (2011). The frightening tremors of January 1693. Gozo Observer, 25, 23-31
Abstract: An account of the January 1693 earthquake. On Friday 9th at about 10 o’clock at night a first tremor was felt. It was relatively mild and does not seem to have inflicted perceivable damage in these Islands. Barely forty hours later, namely on Sunday 11th during mid-afternoon a second and truly devastating earthquake shook violently the Maltese Islands for a few interminable minutes. No victims were recorded but the population was terror stricken. The Grandmaster commissioned resident chief engineer of the Order of St John Mederico Blondel to commission a report on the damage that Gozo sustained during the quake.
Appears in Collections:The Gozo Observer - Issue 25, December 2011
The Gozo Observer - Issue 25, December 2011

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