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
  6. Propagation and Local Effects on the Seismic Destruction

  7. How to Build Earthquake Resistant Buildings Under the Environmental Constrains

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. R.T. Severn
      Pages 351-362
    3. P. Kotronis, J. Mazars, X.H. Nguyen, N. Ile, J.M. Reynouard, P. Bisch et al.
      Pages 363-376
  8. New Approaches to the Seismogenesis on the 1755

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. A. Ribeiro, L.A. Mendes-Victor, L. Matias, P. Terrinha, J. Cabral, N. Zitellini
      Pages 411-423
    3. M.A. Baptista, J.M. Miranda
      Pages 425-432
    4. A. Carvalho, A. Campos Costa, Carlos S. Oliveira
      Pages 433-454
  9. Global Response to Large Earthquakes

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 587-597

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

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