2019 Gibraltar earthquake and tsunami
Tsunami (55)

The tsunami not far off the Sicily coastline in the Mediterranean
Date December 19, 2019
Time 0622 UTC
Duration 5 minutes, 9 seconds
Magnitude 8.9 (moment magnitude scale)
Depth 9km
Epicenter 35.9982° N, 5.6879° W
Type Megathrust
Areas affected Much of the Atlantic coastlines
Total damages $129 billion
Maximum intensity X
Foreshocks 16
Aftershocks 1047
Total casualties 399 dead, 5765 injured

The 2019 Gibraltar earthquake and tsunami was the worst earthquake in the Strait of Gibraltar since the 9.0Mw earthquake in November 1755. It caused a 15 meter tsunami to swipe across both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Tsunamis were recorded along the North Sea coastlines as well. The earthquake lasted an unprecedented 5minutes and 9 seconds, with shaking intensities of X being recorded along the coastlines oft eh Gibraltar Strait, leading to over $100 billion in damages, 399 deaths, and 5765 injuries being recorded form the event.

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