Deadly Tsunamis - Lauren Weathersbee

  • Lisbon Portugal Earthquake

    Lisbon Portugal Earthquake
    This 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a massive tsunami that killed 20,000 people.Back then people didn't know that you have to be far out at sea or on high ground to have a better chance of surviving a tsunami, so instead many fled to the river and got on boats consequently drowning them selves, Also did you know that the day the earthquake and tsunami hit, it was All Saints Day, there for many people died in the churches where they were worshiping.
  • Krakatoa Eruption (Java/Sumatra)

    Krakatoa Eruption (Java/Sumatra)
    This 6.0 volcanic eruptions killed 36,000 people. The Krakatoa Volcano is a massive chain of volcanoes that runs along the Pacific Ocean basin where two tectonic plates meet. This area is highly active in volcanic activity and geologist often refer to it as the ring of fire. The tsunami was 25 feet high and destroyed 295 towns and villages in Sumatra and Western Java.
  • Aleutian Earthquake (Alaska)

    Aleutian Earthquake (Alaska)
    This 6.0 earthquake killed 160 people.131 of the deceased where killed during the earthquake while the other 29 people where killed in the tsunami. This tsunami was cause not by the earthquake but by an underwater landslide.
  • Great Chilean Earthquake (Chile)

    Great Chilean Earthquake (Chile)
    A 9.5 earthquake hit Chile on May 23rd,1960. This massive earthquake and tsunami miraculously only killed 61 people. This earthquake is the most powerful earthquake recored to date, and the tremor that triggered to earthquake also triggered to tsunami.
  • Good Friday Earthquake (Alaska)

    Good Friday Earthquake (Alaska)
    On March 27th, 1964 a 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska killing 130 people. This earthquake was the second most powerful earthquake ever recored and the damages totaled out to be $3 million dollars.
  • Hokkaido Earthquake (Japan)

    Hokkaido Earthquake (Japan)
    In July 12th, 1993 Japan endured a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed 120 people. This earthquake also caused a massive tsunami that was coming in to fast for a proper evacuation. In all there was $600 million dollars worth of property damages.
  • Papua New Guinea Earthquake

    Papua New Guinea Earthquake
    On July 17th, 1998, Papua New Guinea was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Though the death toll was never formally concluded, the estimated death toll was 3,000. After the earthquake that lasted between 10-15 minutes, the aftershock following the earthquake trigged a tsunami only a few hours later.
  • Sumatra Earthquake (Indonesia)

    Sumatra Earthquake (Indonesia)
    December 26th, 2004, Sumatra Indonesia was hit with a 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit. This earthquake was the strongest quake sense March 28th, 1964. The Tsunami that followed however was not caused by the earth quake, but by a slippage of the boundary plate between India & Burma. Together this natural disaster killed 227,898 people.
  • Samoa Earthquake ( Samoan Islands)

    Samoa Earthquake ( Samoan Islands)
    September 29th, 2009 a 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Samoan Islands killing 128 people. A tsunami also impacted surrounding islands, including Western Samoa and Tonga. The tsunami also caused 7 large waves killing 32 more people. In all 160 people died.
  • Chile Earthquake (Chile)

    Chile Earthquake (Chile)
    Chile endured an 5.1 earthquake on February 27th, 2010 killing 507 people. Eruptions happened 430 miles along the fault lines with this earthquake. It's the strongest recorded earthquake to happen in Chile sense the Chilean Valparaiso Earthquake. The Tsunami that followed devastated many coastal areas of the country and caused up to 30 million dollars in property damages.
  • Tohoku Earthquake (Japan)

    Tohoku  Earthquake  (Japan)
    On March 11th, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku Japan killing and estimated 2,500 people. Within a week Japan declared a nuclear emergency, due to the damages on the nuclear plant in Tohoku. Also more than 1 million houses had no water.
  • Sulawesi Earthquake (Indonesia)

    Sulawesi Earthquake (Indonesia)
    On September 27th, 2018 a 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sulawesi killing 822 people. A hour later a tsunami hit, geologists think the tsunami was caused by an underwater landslide not by the earthquake itself. A day after they had a 7.5 quake.