Most Damaging Tsunamis ☺

Timeline created by 20hsmith
  • Lisbon Earthquake (Portugal)

    Lisbon Earthquake (Portugal)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 9. An estimated 20,000 people were killed by this disaster. Since this earthquake caused a tsunami, the damage was more severe.
  • Krakatoa Eruption (Java/Sumatra)

    Krakatoa Eruption (Java/Sumatra)
    The eruption was given a 6 on the Volcanic Explosion Index. The sudden collapse created the tsunami. This killed more than 36,000 people along with 165 decimated villages.
  • Aleutian Earthquake (Alaska)

    Aleutian Earthquake (Alaska)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.1. The earthquake and tsunami mixed together killed about 160 people. The city of Hilo on the Big Island in Hawaii was hit with $300 million in damages adjusted to inflation.
  • Great Chilean Earthquake (Chile)

    Great Chilean Earthquake (Chile)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was a whopping 9.5. This earthquake caused a tsunami, killing around 61 people in Hawaii. Most casualties resulted in the 80-foot tsunami that arose in only about 15 minutes.
  • Good Friday Earthquake (Alaska)

    Good Friday Earthquake (Alaska)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 9.2. This deadly tsunami killed about 120 people in Alaska and California. The earthquake itself lasted about 4-5 minutes.
  • Hokkaido Earthquake (Japan)

    Hokkaido Earthquake (Japan)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 7.8. Since the location of the earthquake was in the Sea of Japan, the tsunami ended up killing 120 people in Okushiri, Japan.
  • Papua New Guinea Quake (Papua New Guinea)

    Papua New Guinea Quake (Papua New Guinea)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 7.1. The submarine landslide ended up killing 2100 people. This disaster ended up displacing over 10,000 people.
  • Sumatra Earthquake (Indonesia)

    Sumatra Earthquake (Indonesia)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was a 9.1. A whopping 230,000+ people died from this earthquake and tsunami blood bath. In US currency, the damage this disaster caused cost about $15 billion dollars.
  • Samoa Earthquake (Samoan Islands)

    Samoa Earthquake (Samoan Islands)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.1. This killed around 200 civilians. The epicenter was along the Kermadec-Tonga subduction zone.
  • Chile Earthquake (Chile)

    Chile Earthquake (Chile)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 8.8. About 700 people living in coastal towns died. The earthquake occurred due to the South American Plate and the Nazca Plates converging.
  • Tohoku Earthquake (Japan)

    Tohoku Earthquake (Japan)
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 9.1. This massive earthquake and tsunami mix killed a large number of 20,000+ people. The damage cost $360 billion in US currency.