It happened on MAY 21

1850
Giuseppe Mercalli was born in Milan. A diocesan priest, he was a student of Antonio Stoppani. He studied the natural sciences and became first a seismologist and then a geologist. He drew the first seismic map of the Italian territory. We are indebted to him for the empirical scale that measures the damage caused by earthquakes, originally divided into 10 levels (with the 10th level corresponding to a catastrophic shock), to which was added an 11th level after the Messina earthquake, along with a 12th level.

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

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