Shaky Colonialism: The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and Its Long Aftermath. CHARLES F. WALKER: Durham, NC & London: Duke University Press, 2008.
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Keywords

Tsunami in Lima
peru
WALKER
Earthquake
Brown

How to Cite

Brown, K. (2013). Shaky Colonialism: The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and Its Long Aftermath. CHARLES F. WALKER: Durham, NC & London: Duke University Press, 2008. Estudios Interdisciplinarios De América Latina Y El Caribe, 21(1), 101-108. Retrieved from http://eial.tau.ac.il/index.php/eial/article/view/113

Abstract

On 28 October1746, a devastating earthquake, followed by a tremendous tsunami, destroyed Lima and its portof Callao. Deathestimates range from eight to twenty percent, much higher than the mortalitycaused by the great earthquake and tsunami that devastated Lisbon in 1755. Indeed, the tremendousfifty-foot tidal wave left fewer than 200 alive out of Callao's population of 6,000. Diseasefollowed in the cataclysm's wake to claim many more victims.
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