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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.
In 2011, after a tsunami seriously damaged the Fukushima reactor in Japan, Merkel announced that the country would phase out nuclear power by 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese authorities have banned tours to the vicinity of Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which went into meltdown after an earthquake caused a tsunami that engulfed the coast in 2011, killing nearly 19,000 people.
But on Tuesday morning Uptown drivers got a preview, as the 26-foot fiberglass tsunami rolled slowly along Claiborne Avenue from Kern Studios (birthplace of many a Mardi Gras float) to the university.
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First Known Use: 1896See Words from the same year
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