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Pescina

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Pescina is a township and comune in the province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo, central Italy. It is a part of the mountain community Valle del Giovenco.GeographyPescina borders on the communes of Celano, Collarmele, Gioia dei Marsi, Ortona dei Marsi, Ortucchio, Ovindoli, San Benedetto dei Marsi, and Trasacco.Located in the flatland areas of the province, Pescina has a milder climate compared to other towns and cities in Abruzzo, with temperatures averaging between 36.5F in the colder months (such as January) to 73.2F in the warmer months (such as July). Rainfall is relatively heavy, averaging 32.3in annually and occurring mostly in the late autumn. In the winter snowfall is also relatively abundant.HistoryThe earthquake of 1915The earthquake of 13 January 1915 (also known as the earthquake of Avezzano) affected the Marsica area, situated in the interior of Abruzzo. It was one of the most catastrophic earthquakes to occur in Italian territory, leaving 120,000 victims in Marisca and surrounding areas. While the mainshock occurred at 7:48 AM local time and was judged to be X (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale, the initial aftershock was estimated to be VII (Very Strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale and was felt throughout all of central Italy.
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