[TIL] In 1958 a Mega-Tsunami with height 30m was created when 90 million tons fall from several hundred meters into...


[TIL] In 1958 a Mega-Tsunami with height 30m was created when 90 million tons fall from several hundred meters into the narrow inlet of Lituya Bay, Alaska.



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  • There was a fishing boat in the bay that day and saw the mountain fall into it. Instead of hauling ass out of there and dying he sped his boat further into the bay, rode over the impending tsunami and survived to become a legend.

  • Here is a picture showing how tall was the displaced water when the landslide clashed with the water. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClkLVqrVEAAR6gO.jpg

  • Are you sure that would only create a 30m high tsunami?

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