sreda, marec 30, 2005

110th Anniversary of Ljubljana Earthquake

Easter Sunday was notable for one more reason: it was the 110th anniversary of the 1895 earthquake that destroyed Ljubljana. That year, Easter fell on 14 April, and the 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck at 20:17. Shocks were felt as far away as Vienna, Split and Florence.

At that time, Ljubljana was home to some 31,000 people, and was made up of around 1400 buildings; few people were killed, but about 10 percent of the buildings were damaged. Large-scale demolition followed, and the post-earthquake period saw a wide expansion of the city [Delo / 27.03.05 / Ob 110. obletnici ljubljanskega potresa].