Magnitude:
Time: 10-09-1963 T21:39:00
Country: ITALY

VAJONTDAM,VAJONTRIVER

This tsunami was recorded in Italy on 10-09-1963 T21:39:00, where a 235 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 2000 souls. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 5569. This region of Italy falls within region code 50.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Dinaride-Aegean Region - porphyry copper
Paleocene to Miocene calc-alkaline volcanic and intrusive rocks that formed in a post-subduction environment; includes the Serbomacedonian-Rhodope metallogenic belt.
Southern and Central European Variscan - porphyry copper
Discrete areas of intrusive and volcanic rocks of Variscan age, where some evidence of porphyry-style hydrothermal activity is preserved.
Pacific Margin - porphyry copper
Cretaceous through middle Tertiary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the paleomargin of northeast Asia.

Related USGS Publications

70035587 - 2011 - Epistemic uncertainty in the location and magnitude of earthquakes in Italy from Macroseismic data



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Tsunami Stats
region_code 50
deaths 2000
total_deaths 2000
year 1963
total_houses_damaged_description 3
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name VAJONTDAM,VAJONTRIVER
damage_description 3
id 5569
event_validity 0
time 10-09-1963 T21:39:00
latitude 46.267
maximum_water_height 235
houses_destroyed_description 3
cause_code 8
total_damage_description 3
houses_damaged_description 3
longitude 12.329
total_deaths_description 4
country ITALY
deaths_description 4

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