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When phone networks crashed during the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, many people turned to Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and Mixi, a social-networking website in the country.
Toyota, which makes the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid and Lexus luxury models, surpassed General Motors in 2008, but fell behind GM in 2011, when production was hit by a quake and tsunami in northeastern Japan.
The majestic and mournful painting evokes a Japanese landscape, likely enduring a tsunami.
In November 1945 a tsunami struck the coast nearby, washing away 4,000 people.
The 9/11 terrorist attack cost about $83 billion, and Hurricane Katrina cost $90 billion, and the 2011 tsunami in Japan totaled about $112 billion.
According to Munich Re, the earthquake and following tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 tops the list of the 10 most costly natural disasters since 1980, with an economic loss of $210 billion.
There’s a tsunami of sharing going on through social media, email, texting and the like, but that’s not the same as connecting.
A prosecutor told the court that the three defendants had access to data and studies anticipating the risk of a tsunami exceeding 10 meters (30 feet) that could trigger a loss of power and severe accidents.
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Origin and Etymology of tsunami
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
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