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NOAA Photo Library Image - cgs02082

Lituya Bay showing the giant wave path that swept trees off mountainsides up to an elevation of 1720 feet in the left center of the photo. This wave was caused by an earthquake and landslide July 9, 1958.

Image ID: cgs02082, NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Location: Alaska, Lituya Bay
Photo Date: 1958 July

Category: Coast and Geodetic Survey/Geophysics Seismology/Earthquake/

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