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1755 Lisbon earthquake

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The Lisbon 1755 Earthquake

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How an Earthquake, Tsunami, and Firestorm All Hit Lisbon at Once

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Tsunami Forecast Model Animation: Lisbon 1755

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Earthquake takes heavy toll on Lisbon November 01, 1755 This Day in History

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1755 The Great Lisbon Earthquake

The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on the morning of Saturday, 1 November, the holy day of All Saints' Day, at around 09:40 local time. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. Seismologists today estimate the Lisbon earthquake had a magnitude in the range 8.5–9.0 on the moment magnitude scale, with its epicentre in the Atlantic Ocean about 200 km (120 mi) west-southwest of Cape St. Vincent. Estimates place the death toll in Lisbon alone between 10,000 and 100,000 people, making it one of the deadliest earthquakes in history.
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