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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on the south shore of Lituya Bay, from Harbor Point to the spur southwest of Crillon Inlet. August 9, 1958. Photos mdj01247 through mdj01261 form a sequence of fifteen photographs.
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Album caption: Aerial view of Lituya Bay; Mt. Crillon on right. Mt. Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf Region, Alaska. September 16, 1954. Index card: View of Lituya Bay. Trimlines of the 1936 giant waves and the 1853-54 giant wave. Lateral moraines and the end moraine in the right and left foreground record a recent advance of ice to the mouth of the bay. Mount Crillon altitude 12,726 feet is the highest peak on the skyline. Mount Fairweaterh quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. September 16, 1954. Published as Plate 3-A in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional Paper 354-C. 1960.
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Album caption: Section of spruce tree showing wave damage, Lituya Bay. Mt. Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Index card: Section cut in 1953 from spruce tree growing just above trimline of 1853-54 giant wave. There are 100 growth rings outside injury on right. Mount Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. Published as Plate 10 in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional paper 354-C. 1960.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on the south shore of Lituya Bay, from Harbor Point to the spur southwest of Crillon Inlet. August 9, 1958. Photos mdj01247 through mdj01261 form a sequence of fifteen photographs.
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Album caption: Section of spruce tree showing wave damage, Lituya Bay. Mount Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Index card: Section cut in 1953 from spruce tree growing just above trimline of 1936 giant waves. There are 17 growth rings outside injury on right. Mount Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Published as Plate 8-B in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional paper 354-C. 1960.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on the south shore of Lituya Bay, from Harbor Point to the spur southwest of Crillon Inlet. August 9, 1958. Photos mdj01247 through mdj01261 form a sequence of fifteen photographs.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on the south shore of Lituya Bay, from Harbor Point to the spur southwest of Crillon Inlet. August 9, 1958. Photos mdj01247 through mdj01261 form a sequence of fifteen photographs.
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North shore of Lituya Bay, August 1958, 2 miles from entrance, August 1958; forest as dense as that in the upper part of view formerly extended nearly to the shoreline. Width of zone of destruction by the 1958 giant wave is about 1,700 feet at right margin of photograph. Note trees with limbs and bark removed in foreground. Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. Plate 6-B in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional paper 354-C. 1960.
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Album caption: Aerial view of Lituya Bay from point off entrance; showing 1958 wave damage. Mt. Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. August 29, 1958. Index card: View of Lituya Bay. A giant wave generated on July 9, 1958, by a rockslide from the cliff at the head of the bay destroyed the forest over the light areas to a maximum altitude of 1,720 feet and to a maximum distance of 3,600 feet in from high-tide shore line at Fish Lake. A fishing boat anchored in the cove was carried over the spit in the foreground; a boat underway near the entrance was sunk and a third boat, anchored, rode out the wave. Mount Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. Published...
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on the south shore of Lituya Bay, from Harbor Point to the spur southwest of Crillon Inlet. August 9, 1958. Photos mdj01247 through mdj01261 form a sequence of fifteen photographs.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on Lituya Bay, viewed from the south. August 29, 1958. Photos mdj01295, mdj01296, and mdj01297 form a panorama.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on the south shore of Lituya Bay, from Harbor Point to the spur southwest of Crillon Inlet. August 9, 1958. Photos mdj01247 through mdj01261 form a sequence of fifteen photographs.
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Album caption: Scar of rockslide, head of Lituya Bay, that generated 1958 giant wave. Mt. Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. August 7, 1958. Index card: Northeast wall of Gilbert Inlet; shows scar of rockslide. Head of slide about 3,000 feet altitude, was just below snowfield in upper center. Front of Lituya Glacier at lower left corner. Mount Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. July 10, 1958. Published as Plate 4-A in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional Paper 354-C. 1960. Figure 21 in Seismological Society of America. Bulletin, v. 50, no. 2, p. 290. 1960.
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West from Coal Creek, on south shore of Lituya Bay, August 1958. Trimline at left margin is at an altitude of about 180 and is 1000 feet in from high tide shoreline. Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. Plate 5-A in U.S. Geological Survey. Professional paper 354-C. 1960.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on Lituya Bay, viewed from the south. August 29, 1958. Photos mdj01295, mdj01296, and mdj01297 form a panorama.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Wave damage on the spur at Gilbert Inlet on Lituya Bay. View is northwest. August 29, 1958.
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Southeast Alaska Earthquake, July 10, 1958. Northwest along Fairweather fault trench at the head of Lituya Bay. August 29, 1958.


map background search result map search result map Aerial view of Lituya Bay, 1954, trimlines of the 1936 giant waves and the 1853-54 giant wave. Section of damaged spruce tree cut in 1953, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Section of spruce tree showing wave damage, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Northeast wall of Gilbert Inlet, showing scar of rockslide, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1958. Aerial view of Lituya Bay from point off entrance, showing 1958 wave damage. Mt. Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1958. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Northwest of Gilbert Inlet and front of Lituya Glacier 2 days before the 1958 earthquake and wave. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Northwest of Gilbert Inlet and front of Lituya Glacier 2 days before the 1958 earthquake and wave. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Northwest of Gilbert Inlet and front of Lituya Glacier 2 days before the 1958 earthquake and wave. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Northwest of Gilbert Inlet and front of Lituya Glacier 2 days before the 1958 earthquake and wave. Aerial view of Lituya Bay, 1954, trimlines of the 1936 giant waves and the 1853-54 giant wave. Section of damaged spruce tree cut in 1953, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Section of spruce tree showing wave damage, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1954. Northeast wall of Gilbert Inlet, showing scar of rockslide, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1958. Aerial view of Lituya Bay from point off entrance, showing 1958 wave damage. Mt. Fairweather quadrangle, Lituya district, Alaska Gulf region, Alaska. 1958.