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PALY Lituya Bay, Alaska

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PALY Lituya Bay, Alaska



Joel Johnson -bc-



Downloads include Version 9.7 and Version 10.35+ with Default Mesh or HD Mesh v3


NOTE: The addition of a bush strip and small tourist facility at this location is a fantasy inclusion to allow for sim operations in and out of this location, as it lies a fair distance from the nearest registered aerodrome or seaplane base. There is however a monument on the island in the real world!



Welcome to Lituya Bay, Alaska - Location of the largest tsunami ever recorded!


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 two miles (3 km) and a length of seven miles. Lituya Bay is an ice-scoured tidal inlet with a maximum depth of 220 m (722 ft). The narrow entrance of the bay has a depth of only 10 m (33 ft). The two arms that create the top of the T-shape of the bay are the Gilbert and Crillon inlets and are a part of a trench on the Fairweather Fault. In the past 150 years Lituya Bay has had three other tsunamis of over 100 ft: 1854 (395 feet), 1899 (200 feet) and 1936 (490 feet).


Near the crest of the Fairweather Mountains sit the Lituya and the North Crillon glaciers. They are each about 12 miles (19 km) long and one mile (1.6 km) wide with an elevation of 4000 ft (1,220 m). The retreats of these glaciers form the present T shape of the bay, the Gilbert and Crillon inlets.


The 1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami occurred on July 9 at 10:15:58 p.m. with a moment magnitude of 7.8 and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of XI (Extreme). The event took place on the Fairweather Fault and triggered a landslide that caused 30 million cubic metres of rock and ice to fall into the narrow inlet of Lituya Bay, Alaska. The sudden displacement of water resulted in a megatsunami that destroyed vegetation up to 525 m (1,722 ft) above the height of the bay and a wave that traveled across the bay with a crest reported by witnesses to be on the order of 30 m (100 ft) in height. This is the most significant megatsunami and the largest known in modern times. The event forced a re-evaluation of large wave events, and recognition of impact and landslide events as a previously unknown cause of very large waves.

Sources (Excerpts): Wikipedia


An interesting video from two survivors of the 1/3 mile high wave in Lituya Bay.





Developed land and float facilities at Cenotaph Island in the middle of the bay.

550 foot (167 meter) 'beach' landing strip.

Docking for float planes.

Small, rustic tourist facilities for small groups (day trip only)

Monument - center Island

Charts, Maps & Eula with credits in the Documents Folder.




X-Plane Version 9.7 (20 MB)




X-Plane Version 10.35+ with Default or HD Mesh (20 MB)




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