Tsunamis in Guadeloupe

In a total of 5 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 1755 a total of 0 people died in Guadeloupe. Compared to other countries, Tsunamis therefore occur rather rarely.

The strongest tidal wave registered in Guadeloupe so far reached a height of 10.00 meters. At this Tsunami on 11/18/1867 no losses of human lifes have been registered.



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The marked positions on the map represent the most effected regions within the past 270 years.

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 largest tsunamis in Guadeloupe since 1755

DateCausemax wave heightDeathsTotal damage
05/20/2006Volcano in Montserrat (Soufriere Hills Volcano)1.0 m0
07/12/2003Volcano in Montserrat (Soufriere Hills Volcano)1.0 m0
03/17/1868Earthquake on the Virgin Islands (Virgin Islands)0.000 m0
11/18/1867Earthquake on the Virgin Islands (Virgin Islands) with a magnitude of 7.5. The tsunami caused damages in 9 further countries. A total of 24 humans died.10.00 m0
11/01/1755Earthquake in Portugal (Lisbon) with a magnitude of 8.5. The tsunami caused damages in 12 further countries. A total of 50,000 humans died.3.2 m0


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.