Landslide Kills More Than 1,000 People

On September 4, 1618, a total of 2,240 villagers in Chiavenna, Italy, were buried alive by a Landslide.

Date:
      September 4, 1618
Location:
      Chiavenna, Italy


Additional Information:

  • September 4, 1618: The landslide of Plurs – Scientific American Blog …
    Sep 4, 2011 – August 25, 1618, after our modern calendar September 4, was the first sunny … and the inhabitants of the village of Plurs (former Swiss village, today Italian), … bee swarms flee from the forest or felt dead from the sky, cows left their … of the nearby village of Claven (the modern town of Chiavenna)
  • Piuro – Wikipedia
    Piuro (German: Plurs) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region … Piuro borders the following municipalities: Avers (Switzerland), Campodolcino, Chiavenna, … On September 4, 1618, Piuro (then a Swiss village known as Plurs) was the site of one of the worst landslides in recorded history.
  • Chiavenna – Wikipedia
    Chiavenna is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Sondrio in the Italian region of … (September 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) … In Roman times Clavenna, conquered in 16 BC by the troops of Emperor Augustus during his Alpine campaigns, temporarily was a town of the Raetia et …

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