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The transoceanic 1755 Lisbon Tsunami in Martinique

Roger, J; Baptista, M A; Sahal, A; Accary, F; Allgeyer, Sebastien; Hebert, H


On 1 November 1755, a major earthquake of estimated Mw=8.5/9.0 destroyed Lisbon (Portugal) and was felt in the whole of western Europe. It generated a huge transoceanic tsunami that ravaged the coasts of Morocco, Portugal and Spain. Local extreme run-up heights were reported in some places such as Cape St Vincent (Portugal). Great waves were reported in the Madeira Islands, the Azores and as far as the Antilles (Caribbean Islands). An accurate search for historical data allowed us to find new...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Pure and Applied Geophysics
DOI: 10.1007/s00024-010-0216-8
Access Rights: Open Access


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