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Euro-Mediterranean Tsunami Catalogue (EMTC)

Version 2.0

A unified catalogue containing tsunamis generated in the European and Mediterranean seas since 6150 B.C. to current days

The Catalogue of Euro-Mediterranean Tsunamis (EMTC2.0), realized in ArcGis online, contains 293 tsunamis and is the updated version of EMTC published in 2014.

The Italian section of the database was revised in order to implement the new database of tsunami effects along the Italian coasts (ITED). In order to improve the quality of the data, all the Italian tsunamis of seismic origin have been linked to the Parametric Catalogue of Italian Earthquakes (CPTI15) adopted as the reference earthquake catalogue.

In the EMTC2.0 two new tsunami events were added, more information enriched the knowledge on the tsunamis present in the Italian section and, accordingly to the new achieved info, some tsunami parameters, such as the reliability, intensity, generating cause, etc. have changed.

ITED and EMTCv2 are interconnected and they can be accessed through a purpose-built WebApp that allows the user to easily switch from one database to another. EMTC is interoperable with the database of the Italian Archive of Historical Earthquake Data (ASMI).

Data Access

You may access EMTC via its map-based application at the following address


Alternatively, it is possible to obtain EMTC v2 via the following web services:

Data Citation

Maramai A., Graziani L., and Brizuela B. (2019). Euro-Mediterranean Tsunami Catalogue (EMTC), version 2.0. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). https://doi.org/10.13127/tsunami/emtc.2.0


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Data License

Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


The EMTC is open to later additions and improvements. For these reasons and due to its intrinsic nature, the EMTC cannot be guaranteed to be complete, accurate and updated in any part, and will be subjected to successive revisions. Although the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia makes every effort to supply the best available information, no warranty, expressed or implied, is provided as to the accuracy and reliability of all the data supplied in the EMTC. Users are cautioned to consider carefully the nature of the data and information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety. Conclusions drawn from the EMTC, or actions undertaken on the basis of its contents, are the sole responsibility of the user.

For any question or comments please contact the authors.