What are some names of famous tsunamis?


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Tsunamis do not get names like hurricanes and typhoons, but some of the most famous and devastating tsunamis include the Indonesian tsunami on December 26, 2004, the tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, and a tsunami that hit Portugal on November 1, 1755. Tsunamis show how powerless the general population is at the hands of mother nature.

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Most recently, the tsunami that swept over the North Pacific Coast of Japan on March 11, 2011 killed more than 18,000 people and caused over $235 billion in damages. The tsunami was spawned by a powerful earthquake in the Pacific Ocean that had a magnitude of 9.0, which was the fourth-largest earthquake ever reported.

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