The Cosenza Exchange: Rende Earthquake of 1886

Rende document

Earthquake in Rende

The document to the left would have been posted throughout the comune of Rende after the massive earthquake that occurred on March 6, 1886. It gives some insight into the devastation that took place there. Below is a translation of this document. To view a larger image of this historical letter, click here.

Although this document is from Rende, damages throughout the province would have been evident. The surrounding towns of Montalto Uffugo, Marano Marchesato, San Fili, Cosenza (the city), San Vincenzo La Costa, San Benedetto Ullano and others would have suffered similar damages as that which occurred in Rende.