So far people have not so familiar with the meaning of the word tsunami. The word is mostly circulated among geologists. But after the terrible disaster in Aceh as a result of the tsunami, everyone seemed open his eyes, and began to find out what it''s actually the tsunami. Over the past few centuries have recorded 10 tsunami that devastated the extraordinary. Below are ten who expressed very great tsunami destruction power.
There are no official records of the tsunami that occurred 6000 years BC this. But according to the history of the Tsunami caused longsornya iceberg.
Tsunami Age of Ancient Greece
Occurred in 1500 BC. The tsunami was caused by the eruption of Mount Thera, and causing the extinction of the Nation Minoan civilization.
The tsunami caused by the earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean hit Portugal on 1 November 1755, causing 60,000 deaths.
In 1758 there was an earthquake in the South China Sea near Taiwan, causing 40,000 people died.
The tsunami was caused by the eruption of Mount Krakatoa on August 27, 1883. Tsunami waves hit the southern coast of the island of Sumatra and West Java. Causing 36,000 deaths.
The tsunami occurred in Japan on June 15, 1896. 30-meter-high waves swept the coast and caused 27,000 people died.
Tsunami "April Fool" Hawaii
The tsunami happened to coincide with April Fool''s Day, ie 1 April 1946 in Peairan near Alaska. The resulting waves reached Hawaii and caused 159 fatalities.
Lituya Bay Tsunami
The tsunami that occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska in 1958 was recorded as the largest is 530 meters tall. But because it occurs in remote areas and have a unique geography, the victims who fell just two fishermen who happened to be in the area.
Tsunami "Good Friday" Alaska
Tanggal27 occurred in March 1964 caused waves as high as 67 meters to the Valdez Inlet. And as high as 6.3 meters in the Southern California area.
Aceh Tsunami 2004
Tsunami Aceh or known by the name of this Indian Ocean Tsunami claimed the most, ie more than 230,000 people dead or missing. Casualties are great because not only who experienced the tsunami in Aceh alone, but covers, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Thailand, even to reach the east coast of Africa.