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Deadly Tsunamis - Angel Esteban Pelayo

  • Lisbon, Portugal Tsunami

    Lisbon, Portugal Tsunami
    Date: November 1, 1775
    Location: West Coast of Portugal (Tsunami waves that crossed the Atlantic Ocean amplified to heights of about 7 m in the West Indies.)
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M9
    Cause: Faulting of the seafloor along the tectonic plate boundaries of the mid-Atlantic.
    Death tolls: Killed approximately 20,000 people
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    Top 11 Most Deadly Earthquakes Throughout History

  • Eruption of Krakatoa volcano Tsunami

    Eruption of Krakatoa volcano Tsunami
    Date: August 26, 1883
    Location: Krakatoa, volcano on Rakata Island in the Sundra Strait between Java and Sumatra, Indonesia.
    Magnitude of Earthquake: Not cause by an Earthquake
    Cause: Violent explosion of Krakatoa volcano cause the top of the volcano to collapse into the ocean.This sudden collapse produced a giant tsunami more than 35 m high
    Death Trolls: More than 36,000 people died
  • Aleutians (Alaska) Tsunami

    Aleutians (Alaska) Tsunami
    Date: April 1, 1946
    Location: The Hawaiian Islands
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M8.1
    Cause: In 1946 Aleutian Islands earthquake occurred near the Aleutian Islands
    Death tolls: About 160 people died
  • Chile Earthquake Tsunami

    Chile Earthquake Tsunami
    Date: May 22, 1960
    Location: Across the Pacific in Hawaii
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M9.5
    Cause: A sudden breaking in the rocks along a roughly 560–620-mile stretch of the Nazca Plate
    Death tolls: 61 people died
  • Alaska Earthquake Tsunami

    Alaska Earthquake Tsunami
    Date: March 27, 1964
    Location: In Alaska and California.
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M9.2\
    Cause: A subduction zone lies just offshore, where the Pacific Ocean plate scrapes under the continental plate of mainland Alaska
    Death tolls: Killed about 130 people
  • Earthquake in the Sea of Japan Tsunami

    Earthquake in the Sea of Japan Tsunami
    Date: 12 July 1993
    Location: The Okushiri coastline and the central west coast of Hokkaido
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M7.8
    Cause: Rupture occurred on a fault that dipped at 24 degrees to the east
    Death tolls: Kill around 120 people
  • Papua New Guinea Earthquake Tsunami

    Papua New Guinea Earthquake Tsunami
    Date: 17 July 1998
    Location: The Aitape tsunami struck the north coast of New Guinea island in West Sepik Province
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M7.1
    Cause: Scientists determined that a submarine landslide generated by the earthquake triggered the tsunami.
    Death tolls: Killed more than 2100 people
  • Sumatra Earthquake Tsunami

    Sumatra Earthquake Tsunami
    Date: December 26, 2004
    Location:150 miles from the coast of Sumatra Island, on the northwest of the Indonesian island group, and 31 miles below the ocean floor.
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M9.1
    Cause: Vertical displacement of the seafloor, in response to slip on the inter-plate thrust fault
    Death tolls: Killed about 230,000 people
  • Samoa Earthquake Tsunami

    Samoa Earthquake Tsunami
    Date: September 29, 2009
    location: Midway between Samoa and American Samoa, a U.S. territory.
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M9.1
    Cause: Normal and thrust faulting triggered a tsunami
    Death tolls: killed about 200 people
  • Chile Earthquake Tsunami

    Chile Earthquake Tsunami
    Date: February 27, 2010
    Location: Off the coast of south-central Chile.
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M8.8
    Cause: The fault slip the ocean floor
    Death tolls: Killed about 700 people
  • Japan Earthquake Tsunami

    Japan Earthquake Tsunami
    Date: March 11, 2011
    Location: Off the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan's main island
    Magnitude of Earthquake: M9.1
    Cause: Thrust faulting on the subduction zone plate boundary between the Pacific and North America plates
    Death tolls: Killed over 20,000 people