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The tsunami caused huge damage to lives and propertiesⅠ

2020-02-27  |   Editor : houguangbing  

The tsunami caused huge damage to lives and properties. Here are seven major tsunamis that have killed more than thousands of people.

A tsunami in Messina, Italy

On December 28, 1908, an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 in Sicily, Italy triggered a tsunami, which unleashed waves of up to 12m and caused huge damage.

In the disaster, 8200 people in the city of Messina died, while in Sicily and other southern parts of Italy, more than 100,000 people died. The disaster made Messina, Calabria, the two seaside cities, become ruins. At the time, the archbishop of Messina was buried in the collapsed palace and was rescued 5 days later.

In the disaster, 8200 people in the city of Messina died, while in Sicily and other southern parts of Italy, more than 100,000 people died. The disaster made Messina, Calabria, the two seaside cities, become ruins. At the time, the archbishop of Messina was buried in the collapsed palace and was rescued 5 days later.

Japan offshore tsunami

On March2, 1933, an earthquake of magnitude 8.9 hit the coast of Japan. It was the strongest in history and the height of waves of tsunami caused by earthquake can reach up to 29m, killing 3000 people.

The Mexican earthquake and tsunami

On October 30, 1959, an earthquake triggered tsunami in Mexico. What’s more, landslide also occurred consequently, killing more than 5000 people.

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