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The 1,700 feet Tsunami that Struck Alaska

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Alaska, USA

On the night of July 7th, 1958 the WORLD'S LARGEST TSUNAMI struck Lituya bay, located about 250 miles west of Juneau. It was 1,700 feet or 520 meters, almost twice the height of the Eiffel Tower. The Tsunami happened immediately after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake caused an enormous landslide along the Fairweather Fault. The resulting crash of rock into water caused the largest wall of water in human history. The deadly wave hurtled at jet speeds and wiped out everything within a four mile radius. Fortunately Lituya Bay is virtually empty, otherwise it would have caused unprecedented destruction, far greater than the tsunami that struck Thailand in 2004.
FYI: The Lituya Bay Mega Tsunami

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