It has a maximum depth of about 720 feet 219 meters , but a sill of only 32 feet 9. The front of Lituya Glacier with lateral and medial moraines is seen terminating in Gilbert Inlet. The wave damaged areas along the edges of the bay. Surfing is one of the four new sports proposed for inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
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A fishing boat anchored in the cove at lower left was carried over the spit in the foreground; a boat under way near the entrance was sunk; and a third boat, anchored near the lower right, rode out the wave.
The boat was carried toward and probably over the south shore, and then, in the backwash, toward the center of the bay. Long reads.
Areas where soil and vegetation were removed are still clearly visible. The rocks fell from an elevation of about 3000 feet 914 meters. Money transfers. Tech news. Miller was in Alaska when the July 1958 wave occurred and flew to Lituya Bay the following day. Final Say. Soil, plants, and trees were snapped off, and the shorelines were completely obliterated.
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