NGDC/WDS Global Historical Tsunami Database, 2100 BC to present

Metadata Updated: February 6, 2017

The Global Historical Tsunami Database provides information on over 2,400 tsunamis from 2100 BC to the present in the the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans; and the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas. The database includes two related files. The first file includes information on the tsunami source such as the date, time, and location of the source event; cause and validity of the source, tsunami magnitude and intensity; maximum water height; the total number of fatalities, injuries, houses destroyed, and houses damaged; and total damage estimate (in U.S. dollars). The second related file contains information on the runups (the locations where tsunami waves were observed by eyewitnesses, reconnaissance surveys, tide gauges, and deep-ocean sensors) such as name, location, arrival time, maximum water height and inundation distance, and socio-economic data (deaths, injuries, damage) for the specific runup location.

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Dates

Metadata Date October 1, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 6, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1974 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Graphic Preview

Maps showing tsunami events and tsunami runups and locations.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 1, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 6, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1974 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Global Historical Tsunami Database. National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PN93H7 [access date], Access to this dataset is unrestricted., While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 71
Bbox South Lat -63
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Maps showing tsunami events and tsunami runups and locations.
Graphic Preview File http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/icons/tsunamis.jpg
Graphic Preview Type jpg
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.hazards:G02151
Harvest Object Id bf4ee322-9951-4ae5-8c83-660286bbf93e
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin -2000-00-00

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