#Terremoto80 Era la sera del #23novembre di 40 anni fa. La scossa durò poco più di un minuto. All'indomani del sisma in Irpinia il cantautore Pino Daniele scrisse una intensa canzone. Dura poco più di un minuto “E' Sempe Sera” pic.twitter.com/92uXv2xmua
— Dipartimento Protezione Civile (@DPCgov) November 20, 2020
Today it's 40 years since the earthquake in Irpinia, southern Italy, that caused 3,000 deaths. In the following days, the Naples newspaper titled “Hurry up”, and then Andy Warhol made it a masterpiece for Lucio Amelio's “Terrae motus” collection: https://t.co/zj4EmmSxOd pic.twitter.com/sGEGeXM0p6
— Giovanni Gugg (@gioggsan) November 23, 2020
— Rai1 (@RaiUno) November 23, 2020
People from across Italy were involved in the rescue and rebuilding effort, and aid in various forms came from far and wide over the following months and years.
#23novembre 1980, il #terremoto in #Irpinia. Durò oltre un minuto la terribile scossa che in una sera d'inizio inverno di 40 anni fa rase al suolo 36 paesi al confine tra la Campania e la Basilicata. Una tragedia immane che commuove e addolora, ora come allora.#Terremoto80 pic.twitter.com/GlNhmjIb8h
— Dipartimento Protezione Civile (@DPCgov) November 23, 2020
In 1981 when we purchased a new Mobile Library, our old vehicle was sent from #Orkney to Basilicat in the south of Italy to provide a temporary school library service following the devastating Irpinia earthquake which struck in November 1980. pic.twitter.com/HVLEsJ0n6T
— Orkney Library (@OrkneyLibrary) November 18, 2020
Today the University of Basilicata, in Potenza, was built on a site where buildings were flattened by the earthquake.
It was built partly as an attempt to stop, or at least slow down, the emigration of young people from the south to other parts of the country and abroad.
T university was completed in 1991, and the then-President of italy, Francesco Cossiga, addressed students in a lecture hall, saying: “My invitation to you is to have the courage to stay in the unfortunate south, in this poor land of yours.”