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Field observations on effects of Alaska earthquake of 10 July 1958

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Abstract

The Alaska earthquake of 10 July 1958 was caused by movement on the Fairweather fault amounting to at least 21 1/2 feet horizontally and 3 1/2 feet vertically. Effects of strong shaking were evident over a large area in southeastern Alaska. In Lituya Bay an enormous wave, possibly resulting from a rockslide, reached a maximum height of more than 1700 feet.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Field observations on effects of Alaska earthquake of 10 July 1958
Series title:
Science
Volume
129
Issue:
3346
Year Published:
1959
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
394
Last page:
395
Number of Pages:
2