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.

earthquake
Noun

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

Noun

overflow of a body of water onto land.

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.