Tsunami Wave Heights: 1952

On November 4, 1952 a tsunami was generated by a magnitude 8.5 earthquake on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the USSR. In Hawaiʻi, property damage from these waves was estimated at $800,000-$1,000,000 (1952 dollars); no lives were lost. The waves beached boats, caused houses to collide, destroyed piers, scoured beaches, and moved road pavement.

note: This tsunami event only has wave heights recorded for the islands of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi (Big Island).