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2015 Tsunami at Tyndall Glacier (Alaska)
« on: September 18, 2016, 10:53:46 PM »
A landslide 2015 caused a giant mega tsunami. After a period of heavy rains, a mountainside near Tyndall Glacier (Alaska) collapsed into a fiord of Icy Bay on October 17, 2015. The displaced water generated a 100 meter high wave that sheared alders more than 500 feet up on a hillside across from the slide.

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWyR_3OPg1s

References

The giant wave of Icy Bay http://www.gi.alaska.edu/alaska-science-forum/giant-wave-icy-bay

The Tyndall Glacier landslide: images from the University of Alaska Fairbanks http://blogs.agu.org/landslideblog/2016/04/11/tyndall-glacier-landslide-2/

Related

1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay_megatsunami