When Was the Tallest Tsunami?

When Was the Tallest Tsunami?

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Tsunamis are mind-blowing! Can you imagine a wave coming towards you that is taller than a building! I am not afraid of much, but I am afraid of water mountains. The strange thing about water is that is is really heavy, and humans haven’t figured out how to breath under it. When a Tsunami is coming towards you there is much you can do, it can go for miles wide and is coming at you at highway speeds. Praying is usually your best option.

The tallest tsunami ever recorded was actually in the United States. That is if you count Alaska as a part of the U.S. In 1958 off the coast of the Alaskan Panhandle, a small earthquake shook rock millions of tons of rocks lose from 3000 feet up. The rocks crashed into the ocean below and send a tsunami over 1700 feet high roaring across the water. This Tsunami was taller than the World Trade Center and the sound of the wave hitting shore was heard from miles away.

Our planet, as you may know, is made up mostly of water. This water is in constant motion and is very unpredictable. We will never know when the next mega-tsunami will hit our land.

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