03/31/1761 | 1761 Cabo San Vicente Earthquake


Events in the same region
Date Title Region Preferred Magnitude Quality*
1755 Nov 01st 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Iberia Margin 8.7 B
1761 Mar 31st, 12:15 1761 Cabo San Vicente Earthquake Iberia Margin 7.5 C
  • Galindo et al. (2021) -Galindo, I., Romero, C., Martín-González, E., Vegas, J., & Sánchez, N. (2021). A Review on Historical Tsunamis in the Canary Islands: Implications for Tsunami Risk Reduction. Geosciences, 11(5), 222. - Link
  • Wronna et al. (2019) -Wronna, M., Baptista, M. A., & Miranda, J. M. (2019). Reanalysis of the 1761 transatlantic tsunami. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 19(2), 337-352. - Link
  • GHEA (GHEC v1.0) -Albini P., Musson R.M.W., Rovida A., Locati M., Gomez Capera A.A., and Viganò D. (2014). The Global Earthquake History. Earthquake Spectra, May 2014, Vol.30, No.2, pp. 607-624. http://doi.org/10.1193/122013EQS297 - Link
Event Characteristics
Preferred Magnitude 7.50 (6.70-8.50)
Epicenter 35.000°N, -12.000°E
Depth unknown
Tsunami yes
Paleo-Event no
Quality of Evidence C

Magnitude Range
Year Reference Magnitude
2021 Galindo et al. (2021) 8.5
2019 Wronna et al. (2019) 8.4
2014 GHEA (GHEC v1.0) 7.5 (6.7-8)

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