Famous Tsunamis

Taken from here:

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  • December 26, 2004: A massive earthquake off the coast of Sumatra generates tsunami waves that wreck coastlines in 10 countries, killing more than 150,000 people.
  • July 17, 1998: A tsunami strikes the north coast of Papua-New Guinea, killing 2,000 people.
  • August 16, 1976: A tsunami hits the Moro Gulf region of the Philippines, killing 5,000 people.
  • March 28, 1964: The Good Friday earthquake in Alaska creates a tsunami that envelopes the Alaskan coastline. The same tsunami also hits Oregon and California. A total of 132 people die.
  • May 22, 1960: A 35-foot-high tsunami hits Chile, Hawaii, the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan. More than 1,000 people die.
  • April 1, 1946: An Alaskan earthquake generates a tsunami that destroys North Cape Lighthouse and hours later hits Hilo, Hawaii. In total, 164 people are killed.
  • January 31, 1906: An offshore earthquake creates a tsunami that swallows part of Tumaco, Colombia. The death toll is estimated at between 500 and 1,500.
  • December 17, 1896: A tsunami washes away the main boulevard of Santa Barbara, California. No fatalities are recorded.
  • June 15, 1896: The 70-foot-high Sanriku tsunami strikes Japan, killing 26,000 people.
  • August 27, 1883: The eruption of the volcano Krakatau creates a tsunami that sweeps over nearby Java and Sumatra, killing 36,000 people.
  • November 1, 1755: The Great Lisbon earthquake creates a 20-foot-high tsunami that destroys coastal Portugal, Spain and Morocco.

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The 1883 Krakatau tsunami also reached Sri Lanka. I mentioned it in a previous blog.

Author: LMAshton
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