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Jay
Jay
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The biggest wave ever recorded was in Alaska!

The 1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami occurred on July 9, when a large, 8.3 magnitude earthquake on the Fairweather Fault triggered a landslide that caused 30 million cubic metres of rock and ice to fall into the narrow inlet of Lituya Bay, Alaska.[3] The sudden displacement of water resulted in a wave runup of 524 metres (1,720 feet) in height.[3] This is the highest recorded megatsunami and the largest known in modern times. The event forced a re-evaluation of large wave events, and recognition of impact and landslide events as a previously unknown cause of very large waves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay_megatsunami

Pretty crazy to think about what happened back then!

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")