A tsunami is a sequence of huge water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean or a large lake. Tsunami waves do not resemble normal sea waves, because their wavelength is far longer. Rather than appearing as a breaking wave, a tsunami may instead initially resemble a rapidly rising tide, and for this reason they are often referred to as tidal waves.

Here are the lists of the tsunamis in history.

Years

Country

Before 1001 AD

≈6100 BC

Norwegian Sea

≈1600 BC

Santorini, Greece

426 BC

Malian Gulf, Greece

373 BC

Helike, Greece

79 AD

Gulf of Naples, Italy

365 AD

Alexandria, Eastern Mediterranean

684 AD

Hakuho, Japan

869 AD

Sendai, Japan

887 AD

Ninna Nankai, Japan

1000–1700

1293

Kamakura, Japan

1303

Eastern Mediterranean

1361

Shōhei Nankai, Japan

1498

Meiō Nankai, Japan

1541

Nueva Cadiz, Venezuela

1605

Keichō Nankaido, Japan

1607

Bristol Channel, Great Britain

1698

Seikaido-Nankaido, Japan

1700s

1700

Vancouver Island, Canada

1707

Hōei, Japan

1741

W. Hokkaido, Japan

1755

Lisbon, Portugal

1792

Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa, Japan

1900–1950

1906

Tumaco-Esmeraldas, Colombia

1908

Messina, Italy

1923

Kanto, Japan

1929

Newfoundland

1933

Showa Sanriku, Japan

1944

Tonankai, Japan

1946

Nankaidō, Japan

1946

Aleutian Islands

1950–2000

1952

Severo-Kurilsk, Kuril Islands

1958

USSR

1960

Lituya Bay, Alaska, USA

1963

Valdivia, Chile

1976

Vajont Dam, Monte Toc, Italy

1980

Moro Gulf, Mindanao, Philippines

1993

Okushiri, Hokkaido, Japan

2000

2004

Indian Ocean

2006

South of Java Island

2007

Kuril Islands

2009

Solomon Islands

2010

Samoa

2011

New Zealand

2011

Pacific coast of Japan