As early as 426 BC, The Greek Historian Tucydides inquired in his book History Of The Peloponnesian War about the cause of tsunami, and was the first to argue that ocean earthquake must be the cause.
|Lisbon earthquake and tsunami in 1755|
While the Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus ( Res Gestae 26.10.15-19) described that, the typical sequence of a tsunami, including an incipient earthquake, the sudden retreat of the sea and a following gigantic wave, after the 365 AD tsunami devastated.
|The Russians of Pavel Lebedev- Lastochkin in Japan,|
with their ships tossed inland by a tsunami,
meeting some Japanese in 1779.
In addition, Japan may have the longest recorded history of tsunamis, the sheer destruction caused by the 2004 Indian Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami event mark it as the most devastating of its kind in modern times, killing around 230000 people.
|Indian Ocean Earthquake & Tsunami 2004|