Tsunamis in Israel
In a total of 5 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 1033 a total of 0 people died in Israel. Compared to other countries, Tsunamis therefore occur rather rarely.
The strongest tidal wave registered in Israel so far reached a height of 1.0 meters. At this Tsunami on 02/11/2004 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 03/18/1068.
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The marked positions on the map represent the most effected regions within the past 960 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 Israel since 1033
|Date||Cause||max wave height||Deaths||Total damage|
|02/11/2004||Earthquake in Jordan (Dead Sea) with a magnitude of 5.3.||1.0 m||0|
|01/14/1546||Earthquake in Israel (Gaza - Jaffa) with a magnitude of 6.5.||0.000 m||0|
|08/08/1303||Earthquake in Greece (Aegean Sea) with a magnitude of 8.0. The tsunami also reached Greece, Egypt.||0.000 m||0|
|03/18/1068||Earthquake in Israel (Gulf Of Aqaba)||0.000 m||0|
|12/05/1033||Earthquake in Syria (Akko)||0.000 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.
All information without guarantee.