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  1. The Karakoram fault is an oblique-slip fault system in the Himalayan region across India and Asia. The slip along the fault accommodates radial expansion of the Himalayan arc, [2] northward indentation of the Pamir Mountains, [3] and eastward lateral extrusion of the Tibetan plateau. [4] [5] Current plate motions suggest that the convergence ...

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    Map of Taiwan including Takau (Kaohsiung) (1880) Hoklo immigrants to the area during the 16th and 17th centuries called the region Takau (Chinese: 打狗; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Táⁿ-káu ). The surface meaning of the associated Chinese characters was "beat the dog". According to one theory, the name Takau originates from the aboriginal Siraya ...

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    Oaxaca Fault. Oaxaca Fault ( Spanish: Falla de Oaxaca) is a seismic fault that runs near Oaxaca city, Oaxaca, Mexico. It runs north on the east side of the city from Etla Valley. Donaji Fault is a nearby fault that runs roughly perpendicular to Oaxaca Fault at its southern end. [1]

  4. › wiki › Kunlun_faultKunlun Fault - Wikipedia

    Kunlun Fault. Tectonic map of the Tibetan Plateau showing location of the Kunlun fault. The Kunlun fault is a strike-slip fault to the north side of Tibet. Slippage along the 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) long fault has occurred at a constant rate for the last 40,000 years. This has resulted in a cumulative offset of more than 400 metres (1,300 ft ...

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    Lituya Bay is a fjord located on the Fairweather Fault in the northeastern part of the Gulf of Alaska. It is a T-shaped bay with a width of 2 miles (3 km) and a length of 7 miles (11 km). Lituya Bay is an ice-scoured tidal inlet with a maximum depth of 722 feet (220 m). The narrow entrance of the bay has a depth of only 33 feet (10 m). The two arms...

    Swanson account

    At 22:15 hours PST on July 9, 1958, which was still daylight at that time of year, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck the Lituya Bay area. The tide was ebbing at about plus 1.5 m and the weather was clear. Anchored in a cove near the west side of the entrance of the bay, Bill and Vivian Swanson were on their boat fishingwhen the earthquake hit:

    Ulrich account

    When the earthquake struck, Howard G. Ulrich and his 7-year-old son were in Lituya Bay aboard their boat, the Edrie. They were anchored in a small inlet on the southern side of the bay. The two had gone out on the water at 20:00 hours PSTand when the earthquake hit, the resulting rocking of his boat woke Ulrich up. He observed the wave's formation from the deck, hearing a very loud smash at the base of Lituya Bay. In his record of the wave he notes the appearance of it and how it formed: The...

    Four or five megatsunamis are believed to have occurred at Lituya Bay during a 150-year period: 1. Reports by early explorers of the loss of all trees and vegetation along the shore, and cut tree-lines. One example is the log of Jean Francois de Galaupwho was the first European person to discover the bay in 1786. 2. "At least one and possibly two w...

    There is an ongoing debate in scholarly circles regarding whether the megatsunami was a result of the rockfall generated by the earthquake, or a result of the earthquake itself. Various analyses to determine the true cause have been conducted.

    Miller, D. J. (1960), "The Alaska earthquake of July 10, 1958: Giant wave in Lituya Bay", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 50 (2): 253–266, Bibcode:1960BuSSA..50..253M, doi:10.1785...
    Tocher, D. (1960), "The Alaska earthquake of July 10, 1958: Movement on the Fairweather fault and field investigation of southern epicentral region", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of Americ...
    Gary Griggs, "Our Ocean Backyard: Tsunami rocked Alaska's Lituya Bay in 1958", Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 9, 2011
    Dave Kiffer, "Surviving the Biggest Wave Ever 50 Years Ago, 1,700 Foot Wave Devastated Lituya Bay", SitNews, July 8, 2008.
    Sonny and Howard Ulrich, Video retelling of their surviving the event & simulated megatsunami
    Horizon, BBC, first broadcast October 12, 2000. (Mega-tsunami: Wave of Destruction)
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  6. 4 dead, 225 injured [11] [12] [13] On March 16, 2022, at 23:36 JST, a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima, Japan. [2] The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4 according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) gave a slightly lower estimate of 7.3.

  7. Shoreline Fault. Shoreline Fault is a 25 km long vertical strike-slip fault [1] discovered in 2008 that lies less than a mile from the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in California. It is thought to be able to produce quakes up to 6.8 magnitude. [2] The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors claims that it (along with the Hosgri fault ...