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

DateCausemax wave heightDeathsTotal damage
02/11/2004Earthquake in Jordan (Dead Sea) with a magnitude of 5.3.1.0 m0
01/14/1546Earthquake in Israel (Gaza - Jaffa) with a magnitude of 6.5.0.000 m0
08/08/1303Earthquake in Greece (Aegean Sea) with a magnitude of 8.0. The tsunami also reached Greece, Egypt.0.000 m0
03/18/1068Earthquake in Israel (Gulf Of Aqaba)0.000 m0
12/05/1033Earthquake in Syria (Akko)0.000 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.