1531, 26th January – The second largest earthquake to hit Lisbon
This strong earthquake will have destroyed about 2,000 houses in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region. It is estimated that 30,000 people died.
This catastrophe was so serious and violent that it reached the regions of Santarém, Almeirim, Azambuja and Vila Franca de Xira. In some areas of Alentejo, Beira Litoral and southern Spain, there was also damage.