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In November 1945 a tsunami struck the coast nearby, washing away 4,000 people.
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.
In 2011, when the program expanded after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the government permitted polo shirts and trainers, even sandals (sometimes).
But glamorous waterfront homes are also most likely to disappear, get thrashed by a hurricane or swept away in a tsunami.
The winds rose to 73 miles per hour—hurricane strength—and came across the bay in a straight line, like an invisible tsunami.
After a tsunami caused a disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011, a national energy-saving campaign was launched to help avoid summer blackouts.
It was also hit hard during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and those surviving that terrible natural disaster show the resiliency of the Indonesian people.
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Origin and Etymology of tsunami
Japanese, from tsu harbor + nami wave
First Known Use: 1897See Words from the same year
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Definition of tsunami for English Language Learners
: a very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused by an earthquake under the sea and that can cause great destruction when it reaches land
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