Deadly Tsunamis-Pratik Balaji

  • the Great Lisbon earthquake/Lisbon, Portugal

    Death toll- over 30,000
    Magnitude- 9
    Fact: This Tsunami was caused by a great earthquake.
  • Eruption of Krakatoa/Sundra Strait

    Death toll- over 36,000
    Magnitude- 6 VEI
    over 165 villages destroyed
  • Aleutians Earthquake/Alaska

    Death Toll-165
    Over $26 million in damage
  • Chile Earthquake/Hawaii

    Death Toll- 61 people
    Magnitude- 9.5
    The water traveling at speeds of 400 mph
  • Alaska Earthquake/Alaska and California

    Death Toll-131
    Struck Alaska's Prince William Sound
  • Sea of Japan/Okushiri Island, Japan

    Death Toll-230
    The tsunami reached Okushiri between 2 and 7 minutes after the earthquake
  • Papua new Guinea earthquake/Guinea

    Death toll- 2,700
    The tsunami raised awareness among scientists of the potential for small earthquakes to trigger large tsunamis.
  • Sumatra–Andaman earthquake/Indonesia

    Death Toll-227,898
    The earthquake was caused by a rupture along the fault between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate.
  • Samoa Earthquake/southern Pacific Ocean

    Death toll- 14
    The two magnitudes of 7.8 earthquakes had a combined magnitude equivalent to 8.0. The event can be considered a double earthquake.
  • 2010 Chile earthquake/Chile

    Death Toll- 700
    The earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated several coastal towns in south-central Chile and damaged the port at Talcahuano.
  • Tōhoku earthquake/Japan

    Death toll-19,759
    Magnitude- 9.0
    It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan, and the fourth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.