NEMO Remembers… 1755 Tsunami
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 – The Saint Lucia Disaster
Diary for 2005 ends with a Tsunami. The 250th Anniversary,
set on the scale of the Asian Tsunami of 11 months ago this 8.9 earthquake
produced fires and tsunamis that killed thousands. With no
warning the tsunami arrived on the coastline of the
In the morning of
It took less than
an hour for this first tsunami to reach
waves and effects were recorded and reported everywhere, on both sides of the
The tsunami crossed
the Atlantic Ocean, reaching the
… [it is] estimated that the offshore deep water tsunami amplitudes along the USA coast and the Caribbean must have been about 2 meters high with periods of 1.25 to 1.5 hours. The maximum tsunami runup on the shore would have been about 10 feet (about 3 meters).
In their Preliminary List of Caribbean Tsunamis/Caribbean
Tsunamis: An Initial History James F. Lander and
Waves of amplitude
7 m were observed at Saba, 3.6 m at Antigua and
NEMO takes this opportunity to remind the public that
Note to the press.
Extracts taken from: http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami1755Lisbon.html
For further information may we suggest an interview with a rep from:
The Archaeological Society at 1 ( 758) 452-3182
Stacey Edwards of the Seismic Research Unit at 868-662-4659
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