Lisbon, Portugal EarthquakeMagnitude of the Earthquake: 9
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 20,000 people
Interesting Facts: Tsunami eaves crossed with the Atlantic and amplified the height 7 m or more, Violent shaking demolished large public buildings and about 12,000 dwellings
Krakatoa, Sundra straight between java and Sumatra EarthquakeMagnitude of the Earthquake: 8
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: over 36,000
Interesting Facts: destroyed 165 villages, A German warship passing by reported a seven-mile high cloud of ash and dust over Krakatoa.
Aleutians (Alaska earthquake) , Hawaii islandsMagnitude of the Earthquake: 8.1
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 160
Interesting Facts: The wave reached Kauai, Hawaii 4.5 hours after the quake, and Hilo, Hawaii 4.9 hours later, caused 26 million dollars of damage
Chile Earthquake, HawaiiMagnitude of the Earthquake: 9.5
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 61
interesting Facts: Traveled for 15 hours over the Pacific, Waves wracked coastal communities as far away as New Zealand, Japan, and the Philippines
Alaska Earthquake, Alaska and CaliforniaMagnitude of the Earthquake: 9.2
Death toll from the resultant tsunami:130
Interesting Facts: killed people both in California and Alaska, The only building that survived the wave intact was the schoolhouse, built 100 feet (30 meters) above sea level.
Sea of Japan, Okushiri JapanMagnitude of the Earthquake: 7.8
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 120
Interesting Facts: The seismic moment of the estimated fault model was calculated to be 9.95 × 1020 Nm, Up the coast, the town of Fudai was barely touched.
Papua New Guinea earthquakeMagnitude of the Earthquake: 7.1
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 2100
Interesting Facts: The earthquake created a landslide which turned into a tsunami, volcanic eruptions because it lies along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” the string of faults around the Pacific Ocean where most of the world's seismic activity occurs
Sumatra earthquake, IndonesiaMagnitude of the Earthquake: 9.1
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 230,000
Interesting Facts: for 20 to 30 minutes: Tsunami waves more than 100 feet high pound the Banda Aceh coast, About 1.7 million people were displaced. Total damage was estimated at roughly $13 billion
Samoe earthquakeMagnitude of the Earthquake: 8.1
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 200
Interesting Facts: The submarine earthquake occurred in an extensional environment and had a moment magnitude of 8.1, In a total of 12 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 1868 a total of 360 people died in Samoa
Chile EarthqualeMagnitude of the Earthquake: 8.8
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 700
Interesting Facts: killed people in coastal towns, nearly 2 million others, and damaged or destroyed approximately half a million homes, schools, hospitals and other buildings.
Japan TsunamiMagnitude of the Earthquake: 9.2
Death toll from the resultant tsunami: 20,000
Interesting Facts: the most powerful earthquake recorded in Japan since 1900 when seismic recording devices were first used, and it is the fourth most powerful ever detected worldwide. At $360 billion, the earthquake and tsunami resulted in the costliest disaster to date