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Map of Italy’s Earthquake Zones

Sandwiched between the Alps and the Africa plate, Italy has always been a hotspot for seismic activity.

The map above shows the earthquake zones in Italy — basically the entire Italian peninsula is an earthquake zone.

The legend indicates that the strongest quakes, the Category I tremors, are common in a few pockets in Sicily, Basilicata, Puglia, Campania, Lazio, Abruzzo, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

The lower-grade Category III quakes show up mostly in southern Italy, in Puglia and Campania.

But the large portion of the country lies in a Category II quake zone.

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