Natural Resources

Flooding

Date: 1775

Location: Bonavista

Easting: 343600

Northing: 5391000

Latitude: 48° 39' 00" N

Longitude: 53° 07' 00" W

Fatalities: ?

Injuries: ?

Source: MUN NFLD Studies; Royal Gazette, August 5, 1828

A probable tsunami caused by the Lisbon earthquake affected Bonavista. It drained Bonavista harbour and 10 minutes later water returned and overflowed into parts of the community.

 
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