Tsunamis occur most frequently in the Pacific Ocean, but are a global phenomenon; they are possible wherever large bodies of water are found, including inland lakes, where they can be caused by landslides. Very small tsunamis, non-destructive and undetectable without specialized equipment, occur frequently as a result of minor earthquakes and other events. Tsunamis can be dated back to 6100BC. This table shows the most significant tsunamis that have been recorded, their magnitude and the number of deaths they caused.
As we can see, Tsunamis have caused much destruction in the past, and will continue to do so in the future. Will we let Ireland become another statistic on this list?