The NGDC Tsunami Runup database (this search page) contains information on locations where tsunami effects occurred.
It is related to the Tsunami Source Event database which contains information on the source of the tsunami. The Introduction provides more information on the contents of this database.
  • To display a subset of the Runup Database enter the information for one or more of the following search options and then click the Search Database button.
    • Click the Clear Form button for each additional search.
    • To retreive the entire database, click the Clear Form button and the Search Database button at the bottom of this page.
    • The file contains over 7000 locations and is approximately 6.9 MB.
    • NOTE: Do not use commas when entering numbers into the form.
  • To Import the resulting search into an MS Excel spreadsheet:
    • In the Browser, select Edit--Select All then Edit--Copy
    • In Excel, select Edit--Paste Special--as HTML

Enter or Select information for one or more of the following search options.

Tsunami Source Information:

Source Date as a year (-2000 to 2008): Beginning Ending

Source Region Name:

Source Country:

Source U.S. State / Territory:

Source Canadian Province:

Validity of Tsunami: Minimum Maximum

Cause of Tsunami: Minimum Maximum

Tsunami Runup Location Information:

Runup Region Name:

Runup Country:

Runup U.S. State / Territory :

Runup Canadian Province:

Runup Japanese Prefecture:

Runup Location Name: includes or starts with matches or does not match

Distance of Runup Location from tsunami source (0 to 20000 km): Minimum Maximum

Distance computed is the shortest path (great-circle distance), and may not equal the distance the tsunami traveled.

Travel Time (hours) from tsunami source (0 to 60): Minimum Maximum

Range of Coordinates in decimal degrees for the Runup Location:

Latitude: 0 to 90 (Northern Hemisphere) -90 to 0 (Southern Hemisphere)
Longitude: 0 to 180 (Eastern Hemisphere) -180 to 0 (Western Hemisphere)
Northernmost Latitude
(enter one number from -90 to 90)
Westernmost Longitude
(enter one number from -180 to 180)
Easternmost Longitude
(enter one number from -180 to 180)
Southernmost Latitude
(enter one number from -90 to 90)

Tsunami Runup Parameters and Effects Information:

Validity of Runup:

Type of Measurement:

Water Height (0 to 525 meters): Minimum Maximum

Maximum Inundation Distance (1 to 5500 meters): Minimum Maximum

Number of Deaths at the Runup Location (0 to 300000): Minimum Maximum

Death Description Minimum Maximum

Number of Injuries at the Runup Location (0 to 1000): Minimum Maximum

Injuries Description Minimum Maximum

Damage in Millions of Dollars at the Runup Location (0 to 4500): Minimum Maximum

Damage Description: Minimum Maximum

Number of Houses Destroyed at the Runup Location (0 to 250000): Minimum Maximum

Data Display Options, Sort by:

Date, Country
Country, Date
Location Name, Date
Maximum Vertical Runups, Date
Maximum Horizontal Inundation, Date
Maximum Deaths, Date
Maximum Travel Time
Maximum Distance from Source
Source Event Validity
Tsunami Cause