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Deadly Tsunamis - Hollis Stine

  • Lisbon Earthquake

    Lisbon Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on November 1, 1755 in Portugal. It had a magnitude of 9 and killed around 20,000 people. This earthquake occurred for 3 minutes straight, destroying land and buildings. One building that was destroyed was the Se Cathedral. Also, this earthquake happened on the day of the Feast of All Saints.
  • Krakatoa Eruption

    Krakatoa Eruption
    This eruption happened on August 26, 1883 in Sumatra. This eruption in Sumatra, was one of the largest eruptions in recent time. The volcano had not been active for about 200 years before the eruption. Because of the eruption, more than 36,000 people were killed from a result of it. A few days after the eruption, the sun was blocked because of all the rock, ash and pumice in the atmosphere.
  • Aleutian Earthquake

    Aleutian Earthquake
    The earthquake happened on April 4, 1946 in Alaska. It had a magnitude of 7.4 and killed around 165 people. This earthquake caused a Tsunami to strike to a few different areas. In the Scotch Cap area, the Tsunami destroyed the newly built US Coast Guard lighthouse, and all of the lighthouse members were killed. Also, the town of Hilo, Hawaii, a 32 foot wave distorted the town.
  • Great Chilean Earthquake

    Great Chilean Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on May 23, 1960 in Chile. This even had a magnitude of 9.5, killing about 5,000 people, and leaving about 2 million homeless. This was the strongest earthquake to ever hit Chile. The tsunami that was caused by his earthquake spanned across multiple areas. The areas that were impacted by the tsunami were The Philippines, Japan, California,
  • Good Friday Earthquake

    Good Friday Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on March 27, 1964 in Alaska. It had a magnitude of 9.2 and killed 130 people. This earthquake happened for 4.5 minutes and is the most powerful US earthquake. All of the total cost for the damage was $311 million.
  • Hokkaido Earthquake

    Hokkaido Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on July 12, 1993 in Japan. It had a magnitude of 7.8 and killed 120 people. This earthquake produced the largest tsunami in Japans history. Even the fishermen were impacted, they dropped from 750 to under 200 after the tsunami.
  • Papua New Guinea Earthquake

    Papua New Guinea Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on July 17, 1998 in Papua New Guinea. It had a magnitude of 7.1 and killed about 2100 people. The event caused damage to structures and the ground, but nothing life-threatening. There were a total of three waves that struck the land. Before the waves, it was reported that there was a loud boom heard.
  • Sumatra Earthquake

    Sumatra Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on December 26, 2004 in Indonesia. It had a magnitude of 9.1 and killed around 230,000 people. The tsunami caused by this was a rated the single worst tsunami in history. As this rupture happened, it caused the ocean floor to uplift by 6 feet and move back west 20 feet.
  • Samoa Earthquake

    Samoa Earthquake
    This Earthquake happened in the Samoan Islands on September 29, 2009. This event had a magnitude of 8.8 and killed about 200 people. Most of the damage was in the idyllic south coast of Samoa. The tsunami warning by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which was 16 minutes after the earthquake, was too late for many because the tsunami arrived in 11-15 minutes later.
  • Chile Earthquake

    Chile Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on February, 27, 2010 in Chile. This event had a magnitude of 8.8 and killed around 700 people. The tremors from this earthquake were so large that they were felt 1,500 miles away in Peru. Also, this earthquake laid north 620 miles of the segment that ruptured during the earthquake in Chile in 1960.
  • Tohoku Earthquake

    Tohoku Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on March 11, 2011 in Japan. It had a magnitude of 9.1 and killed around 20,000 people. Japan's scientists actually predicted a smaller earthquake to hit Honshu, but did not expect a large tsunami afterwards. This earthquake was so large that is brought the mass closer to the center of the earth, which affected Earths rotation and figure axis.
  • Sulawesi Earthquake

    Sulawesi Earthquake
    This earthquake happened on September 28, 2018 in Indonesia. IT had a magnitude of 7.7 and killed about 400 people. This was another large earthquake that happened in Indonesia because the area is prone to earthquakes since it is located in the "Ring of Fire". To help with the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, the Indonesian National Armed Forces were being deployed in the areas needed.