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Lituya Bay Tsunami

50 |THE MEGATSUNAMI OF LITUYA BAY ANNIVERSARY Lituya On July 9, 1958 an earthquake caused a landslide that in turn created the megatsunami of Lituya Bay in -Fairtar Alaska. The wave rose to 1,720 feet and two of the four Canada Mcrthy boaters who witnessed the tsunami were killed at the Lituya Bay site. This year marks the 5oth anniversary of the biggest tsunami to ever be recorded. I5 km S00 km St. Elias Mountains Gilbert Inlet Crillon Glacier Cenotaph Island 3,600 Feet Inland La Chaussee Split Gulf of Alaska 1,720 ft. An earthquake occurs along the Fairweather faultline causing an estimated 40 million cubic yards of dirt and glacier to fall into the Gilbert Inlet. The massive landslide created a wave which reached 1,720 feet at its maximum height reaching 3,600 feet inland leaving behind a barren shoreline. HISTORIC TSUNAMIS BIGGEST TSUNAMIS 1993 1983 1963 1964 IN THE PAST 50 YEARS The megatsunami of Lituya Bay was the largest tsunami to be recorded, however tsunamis occur all over the world 1976 2004 41998 O 2007 frequently from different causes. Here we have listed ten of the biggest tsunamis to have been recorded since Lituya Bay. 1960D 12m 5m 1983 250m 1963 2007 2004 1998 1993 1979 1976 1964 1960 Indian Ocean New Guinea Sea of Japan Solomon Okushiri Tumaco Good Friday Vanjont Papua Moro Chilean Islands Gulf Dam Cecade Gacier

Lituya Bay Tsunami

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An overview of the Lituya Bay Tsunami event and inclusion of other historic tsunamis throughout the world


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