5 Most Powerful Tsunami in the World Throughout History
Tsunami Top 5 world and history, two of them occurred in Indonesia. Like the tsunami that hit the Mentawai region, on Monday (10/25/2010), and then the tsunami in Aceh 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 five most deadly tsunami.
1. Tsunami in Aceh (Indonesia)
The tsunami occurred on December 26, 2004 an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 to 9.3 on the Richter scale. The tsunami waves swept many areas of Aceh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Maldives and East Africa.
Some 226,000 people were killed in the tsunami, with 166,000 people are citizens of Indonesia. The earthquake caused the tsunami was the fourth largest earthquake that occurred in history, while tsunaminya is the largest tsunami. The number of people who have died has reached 226 000 166 000 souls with the soul is an Indonesian.
2. Tsunami in ancient greek
Tsunami in the ancient greek period is known as the first tsunami in recorded history. Why tsunaminya is a volcanic eruption near the island of Thera or Santorini. Dalamtsunami number of deaths is not known with certainty, but is expected 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 waters under the Atlantic in 1755. The tsunami waves struck the city in Portugal, Spain and Morocco with the worst damage occurred in the city of Lisbon. Height does not exceed gelombangtsunami Krakatau tsunami, but the number of people killed a lot more, many as 60,000 people.
4. South China Sea Tsunami
The tsunami occurred in 1782 in the region bordering the South China Sea Taiwan. Therefore, the tsunami is a tectonic earthquake that occurred on the sea floor. It is not clear and the center of power, but some 40,000 people die because of it. Based on published katalogtsunami Russia, the tsunami waves that struck the continent up to 120 kilometers.
5. The tsunami caused by the eruption of Krakatau (Krakatoa) in the Sunda Strait (Indonesia)
The tsunami occurred in 1883 and killed about 36,000 people. tsunami waves caused by the eruption reached a height of 40 meters and swept at least 165 villages in Java and Sumatra. Krakataunya eruption itself is the largest volcanic eruption in history, a voice so strong and volcanic ash, which grows in Australia.
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