1. 1908 Messina Earthquake.

    1908 Messina Earthquake.

    The 1908 Messina earthquake (also known as the 1908 Messina and Reggio earthquake) occurred on 28 December in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy with a moment magnitude of 7.1 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). The epicentre was in the Strait of Messina which separates Sicily...
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    1770s: Seattle, Tsunami, Earthquakes, Lake Washington and Underwater Forests

    I do not remember how the topic came up, but a while ago, a co-worker of mine mentioned some dude who was making a lot of money by illegally logging an underwater forest in Lake Washington. From the legal perspective, the story ended up being a bit more complicated, but that's besides the...
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    18th & 19th centuries: artificial Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

    Always thought that the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake was weird: In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. Isn't it interesting that back in 1750 (probably waaay earlier than that) people knew what needed to be...