1.1. Introduction; L. Mendes Victor, C.S. Oliveira.
2. Historical Framework
2.1. The Lisbon earthquake of 1 November 1755 in Spanish contemporary; A. Udías, A. López Arroyo
2.2. The Lisbon earthquake of November 1st, 1755: an historical overview of its approach; M. do Rosário Themudo Barata
2.3. The great earthquakes of Lisbon 1755 and Aceh 2004 shook the world. Seismologists' societal responsibility; K. Fuchs
2.4. Seismic engineering - contributions and trends to face future 1755-events; T.P. Tassios
2.5. Bruce Alan Bolt, 1930 - 2005, professor of seismology, emeritus; D. Brillinger et al.
3. Social-economic impact on communities exposed to earthquakes and tsunamis
3.1. Catastrophe risk management in developing countries and the last mile; H.C. Shah
3.2. A phenomenological reconstruction of the Mw9 Nov 1st 1755 earthquake source; R. Muir-Wood, A. Mignan
3.3. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake and the genesis of the risk management concept; A. Betâmio de Almeida
3.4. Holistic urban seismic risk evaluation of megacities: application and robustness; M.L. Carreño et al.
4. Urban planning facing natural hazards, information and warning
4.1. Risk estimates for Germany; F. Wenzel et al.
4.2. Traditional and innovative methods for seismic vulnerability assessment at large geographical scales; M. Calvi et al.
4.3. Earthquake early warning: real-time prediction of ground motion from the first seconds of seismic recordings; M. Böse
4.4. Simulating earthquake scenarios in the European project LESSLOSS: the case of Lisbon; G. Zonno et al.
4.5. How distant earthquakes contribute to seismic hazard in mainland Portugal; J.A. Pelaez et al.
5.Propagation and local effects on the seismic destruction
5.1. Visualization of seismic wavefields and strong ground motions using data from a nationwide strong-motion network and large-scale computer simulation; T. Furumura
5.2. Empirical and theoretical assessment of upper bounds on earthquake ground-motions; F. Sabetta
5.3. Suboceanic rayleigh waves in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake; A. Vuan et al.
5.4. Contribution to the damage interpretation during the 1755 Lisbon earthquake; M. San-Payo et al.
6. How to build earthquake resistant buildings under the environmental contrains
6.1. Caveats for nonlinear response assessment shear wall structures; P. Gulkan
6.2. Rapid probabilistic assessment of structural systems in earthquake regions; A. Elnashai, S.H. Jeong
6.3. The development of European shaking tables; R.T Severn
6.4. The seismic behaviour of reinforced concrete structural walls: experiments and modelling; P. Kotronis et al.
6.4. Building performance during recent earthquakes in the Iberian Peninsula and surrounding regions; P. Murphy Corella
7. New approaches to the seismogenesis on the 1755 earthquake
7.1. Seismotectonics of the Azores-Tunisia region; E. Buforn
7.2. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake: a review and the proposal for a tsunami early warning system in the Gulf of Cadiz; A. Ribeiro et al. 7.3. Evaluation of the 1755 earthquake source using tsunami modelling; M.A. Baptista, J. Miranda
7.4. A finite-fault modeling of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake sources; A. Carvalho et al.
7.5. A statistical study of the seismic intensities of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake; D.R. Brillinger, B.A. Bolt
8. Global response to large earthquakes
8.1. Eyewitness reports of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami from Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia; R. Spence8.2.
The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential not only in Portugal but in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The entire world was deeply impressed and the discussion of its causes generated a large amount of scientific and metaphysical speculation. It inspired philosophers, poets and writers. The socio-economic consequences of the event were great and affected the future organization and development of Portugal. The possibility of a similar occurence urges society and the scientific community to reflect on its lessons.
This work is of interest to experts in seismology, earthquake engineering, civil protection, urban planning and it is a reference book for doctoral students.
Comprehensive acknowledgement on the historical context of the large event impact
Modern concepts on geodynamics of the Atlantic-Mediterranean seismic prone areas
Strategic policies to improve security
Existing warning solutions based on terrestrial and space observations
Real linkage with emergency management structures and society in general