Historic tsunamis
This article lists notable historical tsunamis, which are sorted by the date and location that the tsunami occurred, the earthquake that generated it, or both.Because of seismic and volcanic activity ...
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11 Things Found After Japanese Tsunami
Some of the craziest things will wash up after a big storm like an entire yacht on top of a building and soccer ball across the country! Subscribe to Talltan...
Scientists Find Evidence Of An 800 Foot MEGATSUNAMI Caused By A Collapsing Volcano
Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands (pictured) have found evidence of a megatsunami that dwarfs anything humans have ever seen. They say the sudden collapse of a volcano aroun...
Is ancient 800-ft megatsunami wave a sign of things to come?
Off the west coast of Africa, scientists have found evidence that tens of thousands of years ago a collapsing volcano sparked a megatsunami producing waves up to 800 feet high. The tsunami, which engu...
The biggest tsunami recorded was 1,720 feet tall and chances are good it will happen again
Fifty years ago this week, the Great Alaska Earthquake ravaged the Pacific Northwest, killing more than 100 people. Nine-tenths of those weren't caused by the earthquake, though, but by a series of ts...
World's Biggest Tsunami | 1720 feet-tall - Lituya Bay, Alaska
On the night of July 9, 1958 an earthquake along the Fairweather Fault in the Alaska Panhandle loosened about 40 million cubic yards (30.6 million cubic meters) of rock high above the northeastern sho...
31 Year Anniversary of Mount St. Helens Eruption (31 Pics)
A major disaster happened 31 years ago. On May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Mount St. Helens. The bulge and surrounding area slid away in a giganti...
Storegga Slide
1°18′E / 64.867°N 1.300°E / 64.867; 1.300The three Storegga Slides are considered to be amongst the largest known landslides. They occurred under water, at the edge of Norway'...
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Minoan eruption
The Minoan eruption of Thera, also referred to as the Thera eruption or Santorini eruption, was a major catastrophic volcanic eruption with a Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) of 6 or 7 and a dense-roc...
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426 BC Malian Gulf tsunami
The 426 BC Malian Gulf tsunami was a tsunami devastating the coasts of the Malian and Euboean Gulfs, Greece, in the summer of 426 BC. Thucydides inquired into its causes, and concluded that the tsunam...
365 Crete earthquake
The AD 365 Crete earthquake occurred at about sunrise on 21 July in the Eastern Mediterranean, with an assumed epicentre near Crete. Geologists today estimate the undersea earthquake to have been a ma...
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869 Sanriku earthquake and tsunami
The 869 Sanriku earthquake (貞観地震, Jōgan jishin) and associated tsunami struck the area around Sendai in the northern part of Honshu on 9 July 869 (26th day of 5th month,11th year of Jōgan). Th...
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1303 Crete earthquake
The 1303 Crete earthquake occurred at about dawn on 8 August. It had an estimated magnitude of about 8, a maximum intensity of IX (Violent) on the Mercalli intensity scale and triggered a major tsunam...
Bristol Channel floods, 1607
The Bristol Channel floods, 30 January 1607 , resulted in the drowning of a large number of people and the destruction of a large amount of farmland and livestock. Recent research has suggested that t...
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1700 Cascadia earthquake
The 1700 Cascadia earthquake occurred along the Cascadia subduction zone on January 26 with an estimated moment magnitude of 8.7–9.2. The megathrust earthquake involved the Juan de Fuca Plate that un...
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1755 Lisbon earthquake
The 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal on Saturday, 1 November, the holiday of All Saints' Day, at around 09:40 local time. In combi...
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1771 Great Yaeyama Tsunami
The 1771 Great Yaeyama Tsunami (also called 明和の大津波, the Great Tsunami of Meiwa) was caused by the Yaeyama Great Earthquake at about 8 A.M. on April 24, 1771, south-southeast of Ishigaki Island, part o...
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Mount Unzen
Mount Unzen (雲仙岳, Unzen-dake) is an active volcanic group of several overlapping stratovolcanoes, near the city of Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture, on the island of Kyūshū, Japan's southernmost...
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1792 Unzen earthquake and tsunami
1792 Unzen earthquake and tsunami resulted from the volcanic activities of Mount Unzen (in the Shimabara Peninsula of Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan) on 21 May. This caused the collapse of the southern fl...
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1833 Sumatra earthquake
The 1833 Sumatra earthquake occurred on November 25, 1833, about 22:00 local time, with an estimated magnitude in the range Mw= 8.9. It caused a large tsunami that flooded the southwestern coast of th...
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Ansei Great Earthquakes
The Ansei Great Earthquakes (安政の大地震, Ansei no Dai Jishin) were a series of three major earthquakes that struck Japan during the Ansei era (1854–1860).The earthquake was blamed on a giant catfish (Nama...
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1855 Ansei Edo earthquake
The 1855 Edo earthquake (安政江戸地震, Ansei Edo Jishin), also known as the Great Ansei Earthquake, was one of the major disasters of the late-Edo period. The earthquake occurred at 22:00 local time...
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1883 eruption of Krakatoa
The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) began in the afternoon of August 26, 1883 (with origins as early as May of that year) and culminated with several destructive eru...
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1896 Meiji-Sanriku earthquake
The 1896 Sanriku earthquake was one of the most destructive seismic events in Japanese history. The 8.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 19:32 (local time) on June 15, 1896, approximately 166 kilometr...
1896 Meiji-Sanriku earthquake - Wikipedia
Great Kanto Earthquake
The Great Kantō earthquake (関東大震災, Kantō daishinsai) struck the Kantō Plain on the Japanese main island of Honshū at 11:58:44 a.m. JST (2:58:44 UTC) on Saturday, September 1, 1923. Varied acc...
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