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Around the World in 60 Days March 11 to May 10, 2009 China Airline – Honolulu to Hong Kong – 5546 miles Tahitian Princess – Hong Kong to Dover – 16,009.

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1 Around the World in 60 Days March 11 to May 10, 2009 China Airline – Honolulu to Hong Kong – 5546 miles Tahitian Princess – Hong Kong to Dover – 16,009 miles Queen Mary 2 – Southampton to New York – 3460 miles Delta Airline – New York to Honolulu miles 30,000 Miles Traveled – 19,469 by Ship, 10,529 by Plane 2 to 52 degrees North – 3500 miles Equator is 24,902 miles Gibraltar – Lisbon, Portugal

2 TAHITIAN PRINCESS ROUTE

3 Gibraltar, 4/25/2009

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10 Tailess Barbary Apes

11 St. Michaels Caves inside Rock of Gibraltar

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19 Spain

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21 Lisbon, Portugal - 4/26/2009

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23 11/1/1755 Earthquake and Tsunami Tsunami wave of 1 hour period Tsunami wave of 1 hour period Up to 20 m high at Lisbon, African and South European coasts. Up to 20 m high at Lisbon, African and South European coasts. 4 meters high along the English coast. 4 meters high along the English coast. 7 meters at Saba in West Indies after 7 hours of travel. 7 meters at Saba in West Indies after 7 hours of travel. Over 100,000 deaths from Earthquake and Tsunami Over 100,000 deaths from Earthquake and Tsunami

24 Lisbon Tsunami The Lisbon Earthquake and Tsunami was probably caused by a ~ mag Earthquake located south of Gorringe Bank near the 1969 tsunami epicenter. The Lisbon Earthquake and Tsunami was probably caused by a ~ mag Earthquake located south of Gorringe Bank near the 1969 tsunami epicenter. Tsunami arrived at Lisbon 40 min to 1 hr after earthquake as a negative wave that emptied Lisbons Oeiras Bay to more than 1 mile out. Tsunami wave 20 m high followed by two waves an hour apart. Tsunami arrived at Lisbon 40 min to 1 hr after earthquake as a negative wave that emptied Lisbons Oeiras Bay to more than 1 mile out. Tsunami wave 20 m high followed by two waves an hour apart. People fled the falling buildings and fire to the river to then be drowned by tsunami wave. People fled the falling buildings and fire to the river to then be drowned by tsunami wave.

25 20 Meter High Waves at Lisbon Periods of hours off US and Caribbean Coasts (up to 7 m) 300 Km Radius Earthquake Source

26 Earthquakes result from Sea Floor Spreading along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that pushes the Continents Gorringe Bank

27 Flooding of the Castle of Bugio was also observed in 1755: Gentlemans Magazine Dec 1755 p561 - I observed the sea at the bar to break feather white, as if agitated by a storm. The castle of Bugio was so far overcome by water, that the garrison fired several guns as signals for help, and were obliged to retire to the upper part of the tower.

28 Our Lisbon Hosts Professors Maria Ana and Miguel Viana-Baptista of University of Lisbon Our Lisbon Hosts Professors Maria Ana and Miguel Viana-Baptista of University of Lisbon Dr. Baptista is leading Scientist on 1755 Tsunami and Hazards

29 Survived Earthquake and Tsunami

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32 Jeronimos Monastery Survived 1755 Event

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35 Location of Pier where People in Courtyard went to escape fire and were overcome by Tsunami Wave

36 Centro de Geofisica University of Lisbon

37 Lisbon 1755 Topography

38 Scale Model of 1755 Lisbon Everything below 50 feet destroyed by Tsunami

39 Most Buildings destroyed by Earthquake and Fire that were above 100 feet

40 University Museum Prints Opera House Cathedral BeforeAfterBeforeAfter

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42 Science of Tsunami Hazards Vol. 19, No. 2, (2001)

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45 Monument of the Discoveries

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47 First Airplane to Fly from Portugal to Brazil

48 Greeting when entering Harbor

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