5 Tsunami Most Powerful In The World History Notes

Tsunami disaster that has occurred throughout human history. Some of them occurred in Indonesia, such as the tsunami that hit the Mentawai region on Tuesday (October 26, 2010) and tsunami in Aceh (Indonesia) in 2004. History records that the disaster occurred due to geological activity is almost always claimed many lives.

Here is a historical record of the 5 most deadly tsunamis, namely:
  1. Tsunami Aceh
    The tsunami occurred on December 26, 2004 due to an earthquake measuring 9.1 to 9.3 on the Richter scale. The tsunami waves swept some areas of Aceh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Maldives and East Africa region. Some 226,000 people died in the tsunami with 166,000 souls is a citizen of Indonesia. The earthquake causes a tsunami is the fourth largest earthquake that occurred in history, while tsunaminya is the largest tsunami.
  2. Tsunami in the Period of Ancient Greece
    Tsunami in the Ancient Greek period is known to be the first tsunami recorded in history. For tsunaminya is eruption of a volcano near the island of Thera or Santorini. The number of people killed in the tsunami is not known with certainty, but estimated to reach more than 100,000 people.
    The tsunami waves estimated at 15 meters. Meanwhile, the tsunami that occurred in 1500 BC is expected to cause the collapse of the civilization of Minoa, one of the civilizations that developed at that time.
  3. Tsunami in Portugal, Spain and Morocco
    The tsunami caused by an earthquake centered in the bottom waters of the Atlantic in 1755. The tsunami waves struck the cities in Portugal, Spain and Morocco with the worst damage occurred in the city of Lisbon. Tsunami wave height does not exceed Krakatau tsunami, but the number of people killed far more, as many as 60,000 people.
  4. South China Sea Tsunami
    The tsunami occurred in 1782 in the south China Sea, adjacent to Taiwan. Because the tsunami is a tectonic earthquake that occurred on the ocean floor. It is not clear epicenter and strength, but as many as 40,000 people die because of it. Based on the published catalog of Russia's tsunami, the tsunami waves hit the mainland as far as 120 kilometers.
  5. Tsunami Due to Eruption of Krakatau Mount in the Sunda Strait (Indonesia)
    The tsunami occurred in 1883 and killed about 36,000 people. The tsunami waves caused by the eruption reached a height 40 meters and swept at least 165 villages in Java and Sumatra. Krakatau  eruption itself is the largest volcanic eruption in history, a sound so loud and volcanic ash which even spread to Australia.