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Tsunamis in Ukraine

In a total of 2 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 1927 a total of 0 people died in Ukraine. Tsunamis therefore occur only rarely here.

The strongest tidal wave registered in Ukraine so far reached a height of 2.5 meters. At this Tsunami on 06/23/2014 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 09/11/1927.

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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 marked positions on the map represent the most effected regions within the past 100 years.

The largest tsunamis in Ukraine since 1927

DateCausemax. tidal waveFatalitiesTotal damage
06/23/2014Meteorological event in Spain (Mediterranean And Black Seas) The tsunami also reached Croatia, Italy.2.5 m0
09/11/1927Earthquake in Ukraine (Crimea, Black Sea) with a magnitude of 6.8.1 m0


These evaluations are based on data from the Global Historical Tsunami Database of the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, and World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), doi:10.7289/V5PN93H7. Individual data have been summarized or translated.
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