Just like the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that generated it, the tsunami was really complex and had some unusual features.
There were two components to this tsunami; one originated from earthquake deformation, the other by a landslide triggered by the earthquake.
The largest instrumentally-recorded earthquake in the world caused a tsunami that affected coasts throughout the Pacific Ocean area.
There were two severe earthquakes off the coast of Gisborne in March and May 1947, each generating large tsunamis in the surrounding area.
There were two severe earthquakes off the coast of Gisborne in March and May 1947, each generating large tsunamis in the surrounding area. The March tsunami was one of the largest tsunami in New Zealand's historical record.
The cause of the tsunami observed in Chatham Islands in 1924 is still unknown.
This tsunami is the only known example of a New Zealand tsunami generated by a volcano.
This tsunami was less pronounced than the 1868 tsunami from Chile, probably because the tides were below Mean Sea Level.
This tsunami and earthquake killed thousands of people along the South American Coast.
This was New Zealand's largest historical locally-generated tsunami