23 July 1930 Vulture earthquake - eight year of the Fascist Era
Author: Civil Protection Department - National Seismic Service
Editor: Civil Protection Department
Year of publication: 2002
Calabria and Lucania Apennines are one of Italy's areas with the highest seismic risk for the frequency and intensity of events occurred in the area and for the vulnerability of buildings.
The monograph narrates the consequences of the earthquake on society, culture, and history of the area, giving back to the territory the memory of the past.
The authors piece together the event scenario through a wide collection of archive documents, magazine and newspapers articles and archive images. The structure allows to look at the earthquake from different points of view: narration of facts, description of historical and social aspects and the 1930s Italy, the politics of the Fascist regime towards natural disasters, current scientific studies of the area and characteristics of the quake.
The series of monographic studies by the National Seismic Service, to which this volume belongs to, not only aims at raising awareness but is also a tool of civil protection.