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A serious earthquake rocks most of the eastern Mediterranean

Greece, 1857, zoomable map
10/12/1856
A deadly earthquake was felt throughout the eastern Mediterranean. The Greek Islands were particularly effected, with loss of life serious in Corfu, more than a hundred dead on Rhodes, while on Crete 538 people were killed and 6,512 buildings destroyed. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1858 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1857), 366.

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