Friday, July 18, 2008

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's biggest recorded tsunami

July 9, 1958, a chain reaction that began with an earthquake and featured a rock slide created a wave that struck Alaska and swept away trees as high as 1720 feet (524 meters) above sea level. Maps, photos, survivor accounts here. Via.

*Previously: Photos of Chile's Chaitén volcano erupting AND creating lightning.