And the tsunami of a celebrity culture that creates icons has swept over America.
More haunting footage of the tsunami overtaking Sendai Airport.
Tempest, hurricane, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, or Big Bang?
The lights failed immediately afterward and he was “terrified” when the tsunami came.
The official death toll from the quake and tsunami has now risen to 8,805.
Yet with the tsunami debris joining the gyre, the problem is compounding more quickly than anyone can measure.
China breaking a nail and the ripples building into a tsunami elsewhere.
Her house was situated facing the sea, and was washed away by the tsunami.
Also, see shocking photos and videos of the quake and tsunami, from a flooded Sendai airport to huge fissures in the ground.
Lennox Samuels reports on the first dark night after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
1897, from Japanese tsunami, from tsu "harbor" + nami "waves."
A very large ocean wave that is caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption and often causes extreme destruction when it strikes land. Tsunamis can have heights of up to 30 m (98 ft) and reach speeds of 950 km (589 mi) per hour. They are characterized by long wavelengths of up to 200 km (124 mi) and long periods, usually between 10 and 60 minutes. See Note at tidal wave.
A large wave on the ocean, usually caused by an undersea earthquake, a volcanic eruption, or coastal landslide. A tsunami can travel hundreds of miles over the open sea and cause extensive damage when it encounters land. Also called tidal waves.