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An estimated 3,000 people died on July 17, 1998 in New Guinea following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake 15 miles offshore that generated a 40 foot tall wall of water which hit the island only 10 minutes later.
In 1964, an earthquake in Alaska generated a 20 foot tall wave that eventually hit the coast of Oregon and devastated parts of Crescent City, California.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|