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Must-Know Tsunami Statistics [Recent Analysis]

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"The highest tsunami wave ever recorded was 1720 feet in height, which happened in Lituya Bay, Alaska in 1958."

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"Ninety percent of all tsunamis happen within the Pacific Ocean’s ‘Ring of Fire’."

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"Tsunamis can travel at speeds of 500 miles (805 kilometers) per hour."

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"The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami generated waves up to 30m (100 ft) high and killed around 230,000 to 280,000 people."

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"Japan is the country most affected by tsunamis, with over 195 events reported."

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"There were 59 tsunamis in the United States between 1996 and 2015."

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"About 80% of tsunamis happen within the Pacific Ocean’s ‘Ring of Fire’."

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"It is estimated that tsunamis happen in the Pacific region about once every ten years."

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"In the past century, tsunamis have been responsible for the loss of over 260,000 lives."

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"The 2011 Japan tsunami moved the main island of Japan 8 feet and shifted the Earth on its axis."

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"The biggest recorded tsunami from a volcanic eruption happened at Krakatoa in 1883 and had a wave height of 122 feet."

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"The tsunami caused by the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 resulted in approximately 10,000 deaths."

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"Seismic sea wave (tsunami) losses for the United States over the 13-year period 1992-2004 were $10 million in damages."

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"The second highest tsunami in history was the 1952 Kamchatka Peninsula tsunami, with initial wave heights of up to 210 feet."

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"Since 1850, tsunamis have been responsible for the loss of over 420,000 lives."

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"Over the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have caused the loss of more than 260,000 lives."

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"The 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami resulted in 189 fatalities and economic losses estimated at $147 million."

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"The 1998 Papua New Guinea tsunami resulted in the loss of approximately 2,200 lives."

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"Over 50% of the world’s active volcanoes above sea level are part of the Ring of Fire."

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