Lisbon commemorates deadly quakeBreaking News
Plans for elaborate commemorations were toned down after the Indian Ocean quake in 2004, which killed over 200,000.
Lisbon's Archbishop Jose Policarpo oversaw the pealing of the church bells, which rang out at 0930GMT, the estimated time that the earthquake struck in 1755.
As the bells tolled, the archbishop presided over a Catholic Mass in a ruined 14th century convent destroyed in the quake.
Geologists suspect that the 1755 reached a magnitude of 8.5 on the modern Richter scale.
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