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1946 Tidal Wave in Hawaii
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This photo shows the 1946 Hawaiian tsunami breaking over pier number 1 in Hilo Harbor on the big island of Hawaii. The man standing on the piling in the left side of the photo was killed. The picture was taken from the deck of the Brigham Victory, which was floating in the harbor when the tidal wave struck. The ship was tossed around by the waves, but it was able to power out to the open sea and avoid being damaged.

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Photo Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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