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What happened in the sky over Lisbon during the 1755 Earthquake?

The Earthquake and Tsunami of November 1st, 1755 was one of the most severe Earthquakes recorded in modern history. November 1st is the peak season of the Taurid Meteor stream. Plumes of smoke from fires usually don’t create vertical stripes (of light?) or streaks of (rising or falling ash?) as illustrated by contemporary artists. Or is it just artist freedom? (See also Black Death and Abrupt Earth Changes in the 14th Century. p 24.)

Lisbon Earthquake and Tsunami Nov 1 1755

Wood engraving by Justine of the tsunami sweeping up the North Tagus River, Lisbon Nov 1. 1755.source Mary Evens Picture Library Image Ho. 10047779/07

 

Engraving of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, Portugal

Engraving of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, Portugal. Image Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Earthquake lights Mexico 8-9-2017

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Categories: Comets, Geology, history

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