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EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE TO TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Tsunami Bore Destroys Bridge on Wailuku River, HI, 1946

Earthquake of April 1, 1946, Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Catastrophic waves (tsunamis) generated by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake in the Aleutian Islands engulfed the Hawaiian Islands. The maximum rise of water was as much as 17 m on the Island of Hawaii. The tsunami cost the islands 159 lives and 26 million in property damage (1946 dollars).