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Title: A short history of Ta’ Sannat - part two
Authors: Gauci, Charles A.
Keywords: Sannat (Malta) -- History
Parish of St. Margaret (Sannat, Malta) -- History
Malta Earthquake, Malta, 1693
Sannat (Malta) -- Population -- 18th century
Sannat (Malta) -- Population -- 19th century
Palazzo Palina (Sannat, Malta)
Historic towers -- Malta -- Sannat -- History
Malta -- History -- French occupation, 1798-1800
Vitale, Emanuele, 1759-1802
Patriotism -- Malta -- History -- 18th century
Sciberras Testaferrata, Fabrizio, 1757-1843
Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Feast of St. Margaret -- Malta -- Sannat -- History -- 19th century
Caruana Spiteri, Vinċenzu, 1896-1932 -- Biography
Composers -- Malta
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Sannat : Soċjetà Mużikali Santa Margerita
Citation: Gauci, C. A. (2016). A short history of Ta’ Sannat - part two. Festa [Santa Margerita, Sannat], 2016, 75-77, 79.
Abstract: I ended Part One of this short narrative on the history of our village with the happy event of Ta' Sannat becoming a separate parish in 1688. A few years after this, however, on 11th January 1693 at about 2pm, a terrible earthquake hit Sicily with its epicentre in Noto, a mere 100km away from Gozo. This earthquake was so powerful, that according to contemporary sources, the sea at Xlendi receded by about a kilometre and then returned with violent force - a tsunami. At the same time a large chunk of land at Ta' Ċenċ fell into the sea. The cathedral church in Rabat (Victoria) was badly damaged and had to be levelled and rebuilt; luckily no one was killed.
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