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Please cite this data/database as:

NGDC/WDS Global Historical Tsunami Database

The Global 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.

  1. TSUNAMI SOURCE EVENT Search: information on the source of the tsunami.
    Data include: source location, date, and time, event magnitude, maximum water height, total number of deaths, injuries and damage for the event.

    NOTE: Some events do not have runup information; other events have many locations where a runup height was recorded

    Event Variable Definitions

  2. TSUNAMI RUNUP Search: information on locations where tsunami effects occurred.
    Data include: arrival date and time, travel time, maximum water heights, horizontal inundation distances, deaths, injuries, and damage for specific locations.

    Runup Variable Definitions