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The Cork Tsunami & Other Historic Natural Disasters





This podcast looks at forgotten story of the tsunami that hit Cork in 1755, the volcanic winter of 1816 and a meteor that was way to close for comfort in 1908. Although they dont feature prominently in history, they had huge impact at the time.

Articles referenced in the show


A seismic tsunami in the Irish annals, recorded at Iona in October 720 https://arxiv.org/abs/2211.05224

Folklore about the Cork tsunami http://www.deepmapscork.ie/past-to-present/climate/1755-lisbon-earthquake-tsunami-west-cork-coast/

The Tunguska impact event and beyond https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/50/1/1.18/201316


Narrations - Aidan Crowe


Sound - Kate Dunlea.



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