Tsunamis in Cyprus

In a total of 2 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 543 a total of 0 people died in Cyprus. Tsunamis therefore occur only rarely here.





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The marked positions on the map represent the most effected regions within the past 1500 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 Cyprus since 0543

DateCausemax wave heightDeathsTotal damage
05/20/1202Earthquake, landslide in Syria (Southwestern Syria) with a magnitude of 7.6.0 m0
01/01/0543Earthquake in Turkey (Black Sea) with a magnitude of 6.8.0 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.