18th & 19th centuries: artificial Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

Always thought that the 1755 Great Lisbon Earthquake was weird:
  • In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas.
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Isn't it interesting that back in 1750 (probably waaay earlier than that) people knew what needed to be done to cause an artificial earthquake. It definitely appears that they also knew how to cause a tsunami. Google Ngram did not disappoint. I picked a few book excerpts to demonstrate the content pertaining to the artificial earthquakes. You are more than welcome to toy with the search results yourself.

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1750
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1760
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1848
... you might like this one here...
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1811
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1813
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Artificial Volcanoes
1808

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KD: TPTB had over 265 years to perfect the technique. Who knows what happened in San Francisco in 1906, or in Messina in 1908? While we are wondering what happened in California in 2019, some scientists are probably perfecting and testing, testing and perfecting. Who knows?
 

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