Tsunamis in EgyptIn a total of 3 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 365 a total of 70 people died in Egypt. Tsunamis therefore occur only rarely here.
The strongest tidal wave registered in Egypt so far reached a height of 4 meters. At this Tsunami on 11/22/1995 no losses of human lifes have been registered.
The biggest impact in terms of lifes, injuries, destroyed homes and economy had been a tsunami on 08/08/1303. A tidal wave of up to 0 meters killed 70 humans and destroyed vast areas.
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Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes or other seismic eruptions on ground of an oceans and can cause massive tidal waves, which run with enormous force on land, causing great devastation. Especially in regions with only few tsunamis, the damage is often drastic, as the population does not expect tsunamis and thus hardly takes any protective measures. Even relatively small flood waves can lead to high losses and financial damage.
The marked positions on the map represent the most effected regions within the past 720 years.
The largest tsunamis in Egypt since 0365
|Date||Cause||max. tidal||Fatalities||Total damage|
|11/22/1995||Earthquake in Egypt (Gulf Of Elat-Aqaba) with a magnitude of 7.2. The tsunami also reached Jordan, Israel.||4 m||0|
|08/08/1303||Earthquake in Greece (Aegean Sea) with a magnitude of 8.0. The tsunami also reached Israel, Greece.||0 m||70|
|07/21/0365||Earthquake in Greece (Crete) with a magnitude of 8.0. The tsunami also reached Spain, Turkey, Greece. A total of 5,000 humans died.||0 m||0|
These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Global Historical Tsunami Database. doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.