The precise location of this earthquake is still unknown today. Even though, it is one of the most studied and strongest earthquakes in the known history of Europe with major influence on contemporary thinking of natural disasters. It caused major distruction both by shaking and a tsunami on Western Iberia, especially Lisbon, and North Western Africa, especially Morocco.
There are several faults around the Gulf of Cadiz which have been considered as the source of this earthquake. Some recent studies even point out the potential of the onset of a evolving subduction zone.
|Preferred Magnitude||8.70 (7.20-8.80)|
|Quality of Evidence||B|
|2021||Silva et al. (2021)||8.6|
|2020||Fonseca (2020)||7.7 (7.2-8.2)|
|2014||GHEA (GHEC v1.0)||8.5 (8.5-8.8)|
This table lists some of the most relevant publications in estimating the moment magnitude of this earthquake. If you think there are other important or new publications, please get in contact.