In Vilanova et al. (2003), referred to in the sequence as “the article,” we suggested that several observations pertaining to the historical accounts of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake are better explained assuming the occurrence of a triggered onshore rupture near Lisbon, a few minutes after the main earthquake. Such observations include the distribution of intensities and the high values in and around Lisbon, the occurrence of an early tsunami-like wave inside the Tagus lagoon prior to the arrival of the external tsunami, a report of ground deformation near Lisbon, cartographic evidence of changes in the course of the Tagus...

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