Lituya Bay Tsunami, Tallest Recorded Wave

A link that someone else had posted reminded me of the Lituya Bay tsunami in northern southeast Alaska. This is pretty famous in southeast despite having occurred in the fifties. There are still survivors today that talk about it and there is even a book about it. I would use this link for an entire lesson. It is local and the link shows a good map and pictures after the tsunami. We could discuss the cause of the tsunami (an earthquake along a fault zone) and of course students would also be quite interested in the survivor’s stories. link