Lituya Glacier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLituya Glacier
|Hoonah-Angoon Census Area, Alaska, U.S.|
|Length||11 miles (18 km)|
|Terminus||Ocean (Lituya Bay)|
Lituya Glacier is a tidewater glacier in the U.S. state of Alaska. Located at inside Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, its source is in the Fairweather Range and it feeds into Lituya Bay on the gulf coast of Southeast Alaska.
It is partially responsible for creating the 1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami. The glacier, which has receded over the years, carved Lituya Bay into a unique topographic phenomenon with steep walls, a very deep submerged bottom, and a very narrow entrance to the ocean which created the opportunity for a megatsunami to occur.
The glacier is also the namesake of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry M/V Lituya.
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