Today in Geological History; July 9th -Lituya Bay


People of our generation have had the word tsunami seared on to our brains with the Boxing Day Tsunami and Japans March 11th tsunami claiming the lives of over a quater of a million people in the past 20 years. But what if these waves didn’t have the space of oceans to propogate  and instead where funneled though a confined space?

Killing an estimated 250,000 people the Boxing Day Tsunami hit maximum heights of 30 metres (100 ft) as it wiped out many coastal areas around the Indian Ocean. Before this event

About Melly Rocks

20 something living in London while doing my Natural Science BSc with the Open University. Wannabe geologist and trainee volcanologist. Living life to the full and following the rocky road to my dreams...

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