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The Ten Deadliest Tsunamis

Below is a list of the deadliest tsunamis on record in the world. Magnitude, date, and location are also given.
Location DateMagnitude
350,00020049.0Indian Ocean
100,0001410 b.c. Crete-Santorini, Ancient Greece
100,00017558.5Portugal, Morocco, Ireland, and the United Kingdom
100,0001908Messina, Italy
40,00017827.0South China Sea, Taiwan
36,5001883 Krakatau, Indonesia
30,00017078.4Tokaido-Nankaido, Japan
26,36018967.6Sanriku, Japan
25,67418688.5Northern Chile
15,03017926.4Kyushu Island, Japan
Source: National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey.

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