The 1626 Italy earthquake was a devastating magnitude 8.2 earthquake that hit off Sicily, Italy, bringing a 4 meter tsunami to much of the coasts around the Mediterranean Sea, leading to 2043 deaths, 105,269 injuries, and levelling every building within 300 km of its epicenter. The earthquake still remains one of the worst recorded in the area to this day. The earthquake also caused the nearby Mt Etna to erupt violently, which killed more people, and blanketed the island in ash.