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Tsunami Statistics
Damaging Tsunamis
vs Non-damaging Tsunamis - Worldwide
107
82
137
99
54
80
112
88
67 76
12
13
12
17
13
14
16
18
5
21
0
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 Decade (20th Century)
Number of Tsunamis
Damaging Tsunamis
Non-Damaging Tsunamis
Most Damaging Tsunamis Worldwide
Deaths Year Location Name
40000 1782 S. CHINA SEA
36500 1883 S. JAVA SEA
30000 1707 TOKAIDO-NANKAIDO, JAPAN
26360 1896 SANRIKU, JAPAN
25674 1868 N. CHILE
15030 1792 SW. KYUSHU ISLAND, JAPAN
13486 1771 RYUKYU TRENCH
8000 1976 MORO GULF, PHILIPPINES
5233 1703 TOKAIDO-KASHIMA, JAPAN
5000 1605 NANKAIDO, JAPAN
5000 1611 SANRIKU, JAPAN
3800 1746 LIMA, PERU
3620 1899 BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
3000 1692 JAMAICA
3000 1854 NANKAIDO, JAPAN
3000 1933 SANRIKU, JAPAN*
2243 1674 BANDA SEA, INDONESIA
2182 1998 PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2144 1923 TOKAIDO, JAPAN
2000 1570 CHILE
1997 1946 NANKAIDO, JAPAN
1700 1766 SANRIKU, JAPAN
119 1964 ALASKA, USA
Note: Statistics quoted before 20th Century are approximate
Historical Tsunamis Along U.S. Pacific Coast
- West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center Area of Responsibility - (1788-Present)
6
9
5 5
3
7
1
1
3 2
2
3
4
4 5
0
5
10
15
S. Calif.
32.5N to 37N
N. Calif.
37N to 42N
Oregon
42N to 46.5N
Washington
46.5N to 48.5N
British Columbia
48.5N to 54.5N
SE Alaska
132W to 140W
S. Central AK
140W to 152W
Kodiak & AK
Peninsula
152W to 163W
East Aleutians
163W to 180
West Aleutians
180 to 174E
No. of Tsunamis
damaging tsunamis
non-damaging tsunamis
1
180 6
1812
192 7
193 0
19 49
194 6
1
18 54
19 05
19 36
19 58
19 94
189 9
189 9
192 5
196 4
17 88
17 88
18 83
194 6
195 7
196 5
1
Source of data: National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
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