Tsunamis in Norway
In a total of 11 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 1755 a total of 65 people died in Norway. Compared to other countries, Tsunamis therefore occur rather rarely.
The biggest impact in terms of lifes, injuries, destroyed homes and economy had been a tsunami on 09/13/1936.
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The marked positions on the map represent the most effected regions within the past 200 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 Norway since 1755
|Date||Cause||max wave height||Deaths||Total damage|
|07/30/2011||Landslide in Norway (Lysefjoren, Western Norway)||unknown||1|
|03/19/1998||Landslide in Norway (Western Norway)||unknown||1|
|04/28/1994||Landslide in Norway (Western Norway)||unknown||1|
|02/21/1987||Landslide in Norway (Western Norway)||unknown||1|
|08/18/1983||Landslide in Norway (Western Norway)||unknown||7|
|05/07/1959||Landslide in Norway (Northern Norway)||unknown||1|
|10/06/1949||Landslide in Norway (Northern Norway)||unknown||1|
|09/13/1936||Landslide in Norway (Loen)||unknown||35|
|04/07/1934||Landslide in Norway (Tafjord)||unknown||9|
|08/31/1819||Earthquake in Norway (Norway: Rana Region: Luroy) with a magnitude of 5.8.||unknown||1|
|11/01/1755||Earthquake in Portugal (Lisbon) with a magnitude of 8.5. The tsunami caused damages in 21 further countries. A total of 50,000 humans died.||unknown||7|
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.