landfall

[land-fawl]
noun
1.
an approach to or sighting of land: The ship will make its landfall at noon tomorrow.
2.
the land sighted or reached.
3.
a landslide.

Origin:
1620–30; land + fall

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landfall (ˈlændˌfɔːl)
 
n
1.  the act of sighting or nearing land, esp from the sea
2.  the land sighted or neared

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Word Origin & History

landfall
"sighting of land," 1620s, from land (v.1) + fall (v.) in the sense of "happen."
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Example sentences
Alaskans are awaiting the landfall of a storm that may end larger than any on
  record in the area.
Dispersing the oil is considered one of the best ways to protect birds and keep
  the slick from making landfall.
As you might imagine, communication is important as the hurricane is
  approaching and making landfall.
In those areas where oil has already made landfall, cleanup workers continue to
  slog away.
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