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.Read More »Map of Italy’s Earthquake Zones