On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan left more than 15,000 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.
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.
ocean waves triggered by an earthquake, volcano, or other movement of the ocean floor.
moving swell on the surface of water.