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Disasters with highest death tolls - 1755 Lisbon Earthquake

Time: Saturday Nov 1, 1755 at 09:40:00 PM

Place: Lisbon, Portugal

Details: The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on the morning of Saturday, 1 November, Feast of All Saints, at around 09:40 local time. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. 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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