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NOAA Photo Library Image - line5099

Aerial photograph. The magnificent scenery of Lituya Bay. An earthquake here in 1958 caused a huge landslide at the head of the bay that generated the largest recorded wave in history. Trees were sheared off up to 1,720 feet above sea level on the north side of the bay.

Image ID: line5099, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Alaska, Gulf of Alaska, Lituya Bay
Credit: Alaska ShoreZone Program NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC; Courtesy of Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC

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