• On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan left more than 28,000 dead or missing. This video captures a first-hand perspective of the tsunami as it washes over the landscape, turning the infrastructure to rubble.

  • Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry
    earthquake Noun

    the sudden shaking of Earth's crust caused by the release of energy along fault lines or from volcanic activity.

    flood Noun

    overflow of a body of water onto land.

    Encyclopedic Entry: flood
    natural disaster Noun

    an event occurring naturally that has large-scale effects on the environment and people, such as a volcano, earthquake, or hurricane.

    tsunami Noun

    ocean waves triggered by an earthquake, volcano, or other movement of the ocean floor.

    wave Noun

    moving swell on the surface of water.

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