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Tsunamis and fires have contributed to some of the largest death tolls in earthquakes here are the most notable known earthquake events, based on the number of deaths. It was one of the greatest natural disasters in european history the 87 earthquake that struck portugal in 1755 killed at least 60,000 people, and triggered tsunamis (giant waves) that wrecked seaports in portugal, spain, and morocco. Review article: publications on the portuguese paulo and marcia de brito (eds), lisbon before the 1755 earthquake overview of the different approaches taken by cultural and literary historians in an interpretation of the great earthquake as a major moment in the history and. All about the great earthquake of lisbon - fun geography facts for kids learn all about the 1755 lisbon great earthquake with our free easy science website making it one of the deadliest earthquakes in history all about the great earthquake of lisbon video for kids. The earthquake that struck lisbon on a sunday morning in 1755 killed thousands, destroyed a city, shattered faith, and inspired quake-proof construction.
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Affecting an area of ca 800 000 km 2 and killing up to 100 000 people, the lisbon earthquake of 1755 is probably the greatest seismic disaster to have struck western europe.
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