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Tsunami   /tsunˈɑmi/  /sunˈɑmi/   Listen
Tsunami

noun
1.
A cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption.






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"Tsunami" Quotes from Famous Books



... the next 10 hours. | | | 172 |1897 IX 21 13 15 | IX |Disastrous earthquake in the district of | | |Zamboanga, Basilan, and Jolo Islands. It | | |wrought great destruction of buildings and | | |produced fissures, landslides, and similar | | |effects. A formidable "tsunami" (tidal | | |wave) claimed hundreds of victims on the | | |western shores of Basilan. This "tsunami" | | |was the most imposing recorded in the | | |seismological history of the Archipelago. | | |There followed innumerable aftershocks | | |during 18 months, 200 having been counted ...
— Catalogue of Violent and Destructive Earthquakes in the Philippines - With an Appendix: Earthquakes in the Marianas Islands 1599-1909 • Miguel Saderra Maso



Words linked to "Tsunami" :   wave, tragedy, calamity, catastrophe, moving ridge, cataclysm, disaster



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