Tsunamis are, without a doubt, the most destructive natural disaster that can occur on Earth! Usually, it is caused by an earthquake under the sea level which is why a long sea wave rises to mega height taking in its leap everything it strikes!
During 1963, a mountain had collapsed into a dam reservoir in Italy which caused a wave of 250 meters height thereby taking around 2000 lives within seconds!
In 1958, an earthquake caused a massive landslide in Alaska, generating a wave that was 525 meters high. It also took many lives and caused heavy destruction!
Wanna know how can the waves actually get? Keep reading..!!
But have you ever wondered how large a tsunami wave can actually get? Well, about 1.5 million years ago, s landslide generated a tsunami with waves over 600 m high! However, it was still not the largest one!
According to scientists, the largest known mega-tsunami was caused by an asteroid about 66 million years ago. It crashed into the gulf of Mexico and created waves over 5 kilometers high!!
Now, let's understand how high can these waves get by doing some comparisons! Watch these comparisons in the video ahead to get a clear understanding!
Tsunamis are indeed the deadliest and most destructive disasters! Check out how big can it actually get here!