Most Terrifying Natural Disasters In History
Thursday, Dec 5, 2013, 8:50 am
By: Tony Williams
#12 Lituya Bay Magatsunami 1858
When a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Lituya Bay, 90 million tons of rock and ice from the glaciers shook of the mountainside. Crashing down all at once into the water at the head of the bay's deep waters, a 1,720 foot wave, the highest wave in history, was created. As the wave was sucked out into the ocean, it stripped away all grass, trees and soil on the surrounding mountainside, killing people in its wake.