Deadly Tsunamis - Teigan Brown

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  • 1755 Lisbon Earthquake

    1755 Lisbon Earthquake
    The magnitude of the earthquake was 8.5-9.0. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was between 10,000-30,000. This is one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. The combination of subsequent fires and tsunami, the earthquake almost destroyed Lisbon and the local areas.
  • 1883 Eruption of Krakatoa

    1883 Eruption of Krakatoa
    The magnitude of this event was 6. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 36,417. The tsunami washed away 165 costal villages pm Java and Sumatra. The explosion of the volcano was estimated to have the explosive force of 200 megatons of TNT.
  • 1946 Aleutian Islands Earthquake

    1946 Aleutian Islands Earthquake
    The magnitude of the event was 8.1. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 165. The 1946 Aleutian tsunami had a surface-wave magnitude of 7.8 and a focal depth of 25 km. The tsunami was 20m in height.
  • 1960 The Valdivia Earthquake

    1960 The Valdivia Earthquake
    The magnitude of this earthquake was 9.5. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 1,655. The Valdivia earthquake left 2 million people homeless. This was the most powerful earthquake in recorded history.
  • 1964 Alaska Earthquake

    1964 Alaska Earthquake
    The magnitude of this event was 9.2. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 131. The tsunami lasted for 4-5 minutes. The damages from the tsunami were estimated to have cost around $311 million.
  • 1993 Southwest-Off Hokkaido Earthquake

    1993 Southwest-Off Hokkaido Earthquake
    The magnitude of this event was 7.0. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 230. Of the islands of Japan, the island of Okushiri was the hardest hit with 165 casualties.
  • 1998 Papua New Guinea Earthquake

    1998 Papua New Guinea Earthquake
    The magnitude of the event was 7.0. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was between 2,183-2,700. The event occurred on a reverse fault near the north coast region of Papua New Guinea. This event caused a large undersea landslide which caused a tsunami that hit the coast.
  • 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami

    2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
    The magnitude of this event was between 9.1-9.3. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 227,898. The tsunami reached a maximum height of 100ft. The maximum depth was about 30km.
  • 2009 Samoa Earthquake and Tsunami

    2009 Samoa Earthquake and Tsunami
    The magnitude of the event was 8.1. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 189. The earthquake that caused the tsunami occurred on the outer rise of the Kermadec-Tong, a subduction zone. This is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire where tectonic plates in the Earth's lithosphere meet and earthquake and volcanic activity are common.
  • 2010 Chile Earthquake

    2010 Chile Earthquake
    The magnitude of this event was 8.8. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 525, The Chilean quake was predicted to cost insurance companies between 4 and 7 billion dollars. The estimated losses to the economy of Chile are estimated at 15-30 billion.
  • 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

    2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
    The magnitude of this earthquake was between 9.0-9.1. The death toll from the resultant tsunami was 15,899. The tsunami lasted 6 minutes. The peak velocity of the tsunami was 11,741 cm/s and the maximum height was 133.