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JamaicaEarthquakes.JPG
This is an image of the title page of the Rev. Thomas Doolittle’s 1693 pamphlet on the natural causes of earthquakes and the providential meanings of them. He, like many religious leaders and laypeople alike, …

Port Royal 1692.jpg
This image appeared on a broadside published in London not long after an earthquake and its tsunami devastrated the town of Port Royal on 7 June 1692. Based on a firsthand account of the event by an Englsh ship captain, the image includes details…

Bridi_Stampa_19090105_Assedio_Decreto.pdf
Published text of the royal decree proclaiming a "state of siege" in Messina and Reggio Calabria following the earthquake and ensuing tsunami and fires of December 28, 1908. In the absence of a national body to coordinate post-disaster relief, King…

1755_Lisbon_earthquake.jpg
This lithograph, Destruction de Lisbon, is one of many visual representations of the great earthquake that--in conjunction with the fire and tsunami that it caused--killed as many as 40,000 people and destroyed the Portuguese capital on 1 November…
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