WORLD'S LARGEST TSUNAMI
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What was the world's largest tsunami?
A tsunami is basically a wave, usually caused by an
earthquake or large amounts of debris falling into the water.
Although the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake on December 26,
2004 resulted in perhaps the most devastating tsunami ever recorded, the height
of the wave was about 100 feet, far from the largest.
On July 09, 1958 in Lituya Bay, Alaska an earthquake
measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale resulted in 40 million cubic meters of rock
to fall into the sea.
As the wave swept through Lituya Bay it was forced to
rise up, reaching a height of 1,720 feet or 40 feet short of a third of a mile.
Although the hillsides in the bay were devastated,
the damage was very localized and as Lituya Bay is very remote, there were very
The Lituya Bay tsunami was labeled a mega-tsunami,
but it was relatively very small compared to what would happen if the big one
The island of La Palma, in the Canary Islands is in
danger of collapsing into the sea and if it does happen it will create a true
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