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Tsunamis in Ukraine

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

The strongest tidal wave registered in Ukraine so far reached a height of 2.5 meters. On 06/23/2014, no losses of human lifes have been registered by this tsunami.

The biggest impact in terms of lifes, injuries, destroyed homes and the 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 affected regions within the past one hundred 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
09/11/1927Earthquakes 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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