WORLD’S LARGEST TSUNAMI
The Science of Wave Dynamics
(posted: January 2014)
* All scripture references are from the New King James Version (NKJV) of the Bible, unless otherwise noted.
By faith we understand that the worlds
were framed by the word of God, so that
the things which are seen were not made
of things which are visible.
On July 9, 1958, a large earthquake caused a massive chunk of mountain to dislodge and fall 3,000 feet into a narrow inlet of Lituya Bay, Alaska creating a mega tsunami. It reached a wave or splash height of 1,720 feet in the neck of the bay and then spread out through the rest of the bay with a wave height of approximately 100 feet. 4 Amazingly there were survivors of the event, notably Howard Ulrich and his 8 year old son, Sonny, on their fishing boat, the Edrie. The details of the event are easily seen in the framework provided by the chapters of the Bible representing July 9 1958, using pattern formulas that never change. They work the same way every time.
“Three minutes after that, the wave, still nearly 100 feet high, hit their boat, and carried them out over the shore, then backwashed them into the middle of the harbor.” 4
“There were swells up to 30 feet high (after tsunami wave passed) coming at us from all directions.” 1
Howard Ulrich (H.U.)
2. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer ...[A ’40 million cubic yard rock’ 2 fell 3,000 feet into the
3. I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be
praised; so shall I be saved... .
“He threw me a life preserver and he said, ‘son, it’s time to start praying!’” 3
Sonny Ulrich (S.U.)
[Howard tells his son to ‘call upon the Lord.’]
4. The pangs of death surrounded me, and the floods of
ungodliness made me afraid.
“I was terrified, I didn’t think we had a chance.” 1
5b. ... the snares of death comforted me.
“You’re looking at death and that was exactly my first thought.” 8
6a. In my distress I called upon the Lord, and
cried out to my God. ...
“I was terrified ...!” 1
“He said, ‘son, it’s time to start praying!’” 3
[In their distress they cried out to God.]
b. ... He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry
came before Him.
“(The wave) was breaking around us, on either side, but not quite where the boat was.”
[God hears their cry. A breaking 100-foot wave
would have easily crushed the boat.]
7a. Then the earth shook and trembled; ...
“On the evening of July 9, 1958, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake shook the Fairweather Fault, which crosses our little harbor.” 4
b. ... the foundations of the hills also quaked
and were shaken, ... .
“At the back of the harbor, 40 million cubic yards of mountain broke free and collapsed into the water.” 4
[God always includes the identifying details for a
particular event in the patterns. In fact, He
makes the correlation between the event and the
pattern so evident that even a free-thinking atheist
may be able to see it.]
8. Smoke went up from His nostrils ...
“There was an explosion of water sending up a splash 1700 feet hight.” 1
9. He bowed the heavens and came down with darkness under His feet.
“It was a wall of water, straight up and down about 200 feet tall (later determined to be about 100 feet tall),’ and it was black - totally black from the soil and trees.” 1
11b. ... His canopy around Him was dark
waters ... .
“and it (wall of water) was black-totally black from the soil and trees.”
[God always includes the identifying details in the
patterns for a particular event. So evident even an
atheist can see it.]
13a. The Lord thundered from on high, and the Most
High uttered His voice, ... .
“Two minutes later, they got a second (and bigger) shock in the sound of a deafening crash and what looked to be a massive explosion at the head of the harbor.” 4
“What I observed was like an atomic explosion.” 3
15a. Then the channels of the sea were seen. The
foundations of the world were uncovered ...
[Earthquake followed by a tsunami. So evident
even an atheist can see it.]
b. ... at Your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the
breath of Your nostrils.
“... they got a shock (by). ... what looked to be a massive explosion at the head of the harbor.” 4
“What I observed was like an atomic explosion.” 3
16. He sent from above. He took me; He drew me
out of many waters. [Amazing]
“Three minutes after that, the wave, still nearly 100 feet (ten stories) high, hit their boat. ... Miraculously, both survived.” 4
[So evident even an atheist can see it.]
19. He brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me
because He delighted in me.
“There was no way my boat was going to make it over that wave (10 stories tall). ... And somehow we got on top of it and to the other side.” 1
“Finally we got to the exit of the bay and out into calmer water.” 1
29b. ... by my God I can leap over a wall.
“It was a wall of water, straight up and down, about 200 feet tall ... . Somehow we got on top of it and to the other side.” 1
33. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and sets
me on my high places.
“(The wave) carried us a hundred feet
46. The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God
of my salvation be exalted.
“For the word of God is living and powerful
and sharper than any two-edged sword ... .
God is a Rock (v. 46), far greater and far more powerful than the 40 million cubic yards of rock that dropped into Lituya Bay on July 9, 1958. God is exalted (v. 46) which means He is to be high and lifted up or elevated. The initial wave or splash was 1,720 feet tall. The north Tower of the World Trade Center was only 1,728 feet tall including antennas. 4 “That’s a colossal wave!” 4 No other wave in world history has been so exalted as the Lituya Bay tsunami of 1958 and its story is found in Psalms 58, 18 and 118 ----- the year pattern for that date in history.
And lastly from verse 46, God is the God of my salvation, and your’s should you accept His offer. God proves Himself and His Book over and over again through the Bible patterns that He designed. Perhaps it would be worth our while to find out what the Bible actually says.