Tsunamis From Alaska


During the past century, four large and well documented tsunamis were generated in the waters off the Alaskan coast. These include the 1946 and 1957 Aleutian events, the 1958 Lituya Bay event, and the 1964 Alaskan event. While all four tsunamis were produced by seismic activity, the intensities, processes of generation (ie. landslide vs. tectonic), and areas of affected coastline differ for each. Please select from the dates located on either side of this text, or on the corresponding locations on the map above, to receive a or a more detailed description of a particular event.


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