While the total destruction brought about by the recent seismic event in Japan is not yet disclosed, it is sure to go down as one of the worst natural disasters in history. A tsunami with an average height of 33 feet (10 meters) brought devastation not only because of the water, but because of the debris that it carries.

Throughout history, a lot more tsunamis caused destruction all over the world. For a list of the worst tsunamis ever recorded, click on the following sites.