Discover the tallest wave on Earth - Part I

Discover the tallest wave on Earth - Part I

Updated on April 11, 2022 13:00 PM by Anthony Christian

The tallest wave till now 

The tallest wave still recorded is taller than the Empire State Building. It was like a Devil's snare.The run-up height of the wave crossed the size of the Empire State Building, which is perched at one thousand four hundred and fifty-four feet which is equal to 443 meters.

The largest recorded wave - 3

The wave was the tallest recorded one till now. The witness to the waves was traumatized back then.In 1958, Alaska's southern coast recorded a groundbreaking earthquake of magnitude 8.3. The Fairweather Fault was the reason behind such a massic tremor.

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Lituya Bay suffered - 5

Lituya Bay was the one that suffered the most. It went through a horrendous landslide and a devastating tsunami. The tsunami was so dangerous that it ripped open the waterbody and killed five people destroying lands.The tsunami created gigantic waves, soaring up to one thousand seven hundred and nineteen feet, equal to five hundred and twenty-four meters.

Hermann Fritz - 8

Hermann Fritz is a Civil and Engineering Department in Live Sciences professor. He has been researching this particular wave through a specific simulation in a lab.According to Fritz, the most recently witnessed gigantic wave includes the one at the Lituya Bay. There have been enormous devilish waves since the Earth’s inception.The Geological deposits are witnesses to previous enormous waves in the history of Earth. Fritz talked about this event in his 2009 published journal - Pure and Applied Geophysics.

The Lituya Bay Tsunami mimicked - 11

The Lituya Bay tsunami was mimicked in a laboratory tank on a 1.675 scale. The tank was shaped according to the shape of the bay.The wave was high enough to level with the trees and mark the 492 meters. It makes the wave the tallest one as far as the first wave recording goes back.The horrendous landslide which triggered the tsunami was the one that added 1.1 billion cubic feet of rocks to the bed of the Lituya Bay. These rocks soared through the tsunami.

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