The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake: Revisited

  • Luiz A. Mendes-Victor
  • Carlos Sousa Oliveira
  • Joāo Azevedo
  • António Ribeiro

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L.A. Mendes-Victor, Carlos S. Oliveira
      Pages 3-4
  3. Historical Framework

  4. Social-Economic Impact on Communities Exposed to Earthquakes and Tsunamis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Martha Liliana Carreño, Omar D. Cardona, Mabel-Cristina Marulanda, Alex H. Barbat
      Pages 167-183
  5. Urban Planning Facing Natural Hazards, Information and Warning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 184-184
    2. Friedemann Wenzel, Fouad Bendimerad, Bruno Merz
      Pages 187-196
    3. G. Zonno, A. Carvalho, G. Franceschina, A. Akinci, A. Campos Costa, E. Coelho et al.
      Pages 233-243
    4. José A. Peláez, Carlos López Casado, Jesús Henares
      Pages 245-254

About this book


The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential not only in Portugal but in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The entire world was deeply impressed and the discussion of its causes generated a large amount of scientific and metaphysical speculation. It inspired philosophers, poets and writers. The socio-economic consequences of the event were great and affected the future organization and development of Portugal. The possibility of a similar occurence urges society and the scientific community to reflect on its lessons.

This work is of interest to experts in seismology, earthquake engineering, civil protection, urban planning and it is a reference book for doctoral students.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Luiz A. Mendes-Victor
    • 1
  • Carlos Sousa Oliveira
    • 2
  • Joāo Azevedo
    • 2
  • António Ribeiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. Ciencias da Terra e do EspacoUniversidade de LisboaPortugal
  2. 2.Depto. Engenharia Civil e ArquitecturaInstituto Superior TecnicoPortugal
  3. 3.Museu Nacional de História NaturalUniversidade de LisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8608-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-8609-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1573-6059
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