May 18, 2022

NOAA/WDC Historical Tsunami Database

From the Database Web Site from the NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

The Historical Tsunami Database consists of two related files containing information on tsunami events from 2000 B.C. to the present in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans; and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas. The Tsunami Source Event Search provides information on the source of the tsunami. These data include source location, date, and time, event magnitude, maximum water height, total number of deaths, injuries and damage for the event.

Advanced Tsunami Source Event Search (additional search fields)

The Tsunami Runup Search provides information on locations where tsunami effects occurred. These data include arrival date and time, travel time, maximum water heights, horizontal inundation distances, deaths, injuries, and damage for specific locations.Advanced Tsunami Runup Search (additional search fields)

Complete Datafile can be Sownloaded






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