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The elderly have died disproportionately in disasters around the world, including a 2004 tsunami in Indonesia, a 2003 heat wave across Europe and a 1995 earthquake in Japan, according to a United Nations report.
Gottfried stuck to his brand of possibly too-soon, possibly too-crude comedy and fired off tweets making light of the tragic Japanese tsunami at that time.
The plaintiffs argued the government and Tepco failed to give adequate attention to studies that said a major tsunami could occur in the area of the plant.
Researchers trace the current focus on the Guerrero stretch of Mexico’s subduction zone to Japan’s 9.0 magnitude Tohoku quake and tsunami in 2011.
In 2011, after a tsunami seriously damaged the Fukushima reactor in Japan, Merkel announced that the country would phase out nuclear power by 2022.
In Greenland this June, four people were killed by a tsunami that was triggered when a rockslide dropped from a mountain slope into a fjord.
The response has been overwhelming for an organization that has responded to the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Sandy, the tsunami in Japan, and a typhoon in the Philippines.
Expectations of a Democratic tsunami in 2018 are common.
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First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
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