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51,620. In 2011 record levels of rainfall flooded nearly every continent. The heart of America was torn apart by tornadoes. And Japan’s coastline was devastated by a horrific tsunami. (Weather & Tornado & Rain & Tsunami) The Year the Earth Went Wild
51,623. March: On 11th March at 2.46p.m. earthquake warnings flashed across Japan ... Tsunami: travelling at over five hundred miles an hour the wave takes just minutes to reach the coast of Japan ... Nuclear radiation ... Four of the reactors were destroyed through overheating. (Weather & Japan & Earthquake & Tsunami & Nuclear) ibid.
61,869. We don’t really know scientifically exactly what happened to Santorini ... We think that the volcano basically blew up and the entire Santorini was destroyed. With this collapse of the volcano, a huge tidal wave was triggered. And the tidal wave, the tsunami, travelled all the way to Crete and severely impacted the Minoans. (Minoa & Crete & Volcano & Tsunami) Professor Costas Synolakis, engineer & tsunami specialist, University of Southern California
61,930. On the Greek island of Crete most of Minoan civilisation was drowned by a tsunami. (Atlantis & Tsunami & Minoa & Crete) The Truth Behind: Atlantis
91,796. Forty million live and work along the east coast of the United States. Yet this entire population unknowingly lives under threat of a sudden catastrophe. Scientists have now found evidence that one day a colossal wave will one day devastate the coast of America ... A mega-tsunami. (Tsunami & Ocean) Horizon: Mega-Tsunami, Wave of Destruction, BBC 2000
91,797. Even the biggest earthquakes can only lift the sea floor about ten metres which creates a wave of the same height. That’s about as big as a normal tsunami gets. (Tsunami & Ocean) ibid.
91,798. For a mega-tsunami to be created a large amount of rock must be falling fast enough so that when it hits the water it releases a single pulse of energy in the form of a wave. Crucially, the size of the wave will be directly related to the size of the landslide. (Tsunami & Ocean) ibid.
91,799. Mega-tsunamis are able to cross whole oceans. (Tsunami & Ocean) ibid.
91,800. Mega-tsunamis on the other hand move the entire body of the ocean right down to the seabed several kilometres below. (Tsunami & Ocean) ibid.
91,801. They are so rare scientists cannot be sure what the precursors will be. But of all the large volcanic islands around the world one in particular shows disturbing signs of instability. If this island collapses, it will create a mega-tsunami that will race across the Atlantic and hit the east coast of the United States ... The island of La Palma. (Tsunami & Ocean) ibid.
70,911. Everyone knows that America is going to be struck by a devastating earthquake. For years the people of California have been waiting for the day when the San Andreas Fault unleashes the big one. But all the time an even more powerful hazard has lain undiscovered. A giant mega-thrust earthquake just like the one that hit Indonesia threatens America’s Pacific north-west. (Earthquake & California & Tsunami) Horizon: The Next Megaquake, BBC 2005
70,912. Mega-thrust earthquakes cause damage at astonishing distances because they create tsunamis. (Earthquake & California & Tsunami) ibid.
70,913. The 26th January 1700 at 9 p.m. On that winter’s night a mega-thrust earthquake, just like the Boxing Day earthquake of 2004, struck the Pacific north-west. It drowned forests and turned land into sea. It sent a tsunami hurtling across the Pacific and it spawned a legend that would be passed down through a dozen generations. (Earthquake & California & Tsunami) ibid.
70,914. The seismic waves which carry the shaking would be travelling through the Earth at over ten thousand miles per hour. Much faster than the tsunami. In just a few seconds the earthquake would reach the land. (Earthquake & California & Tsunami) ibid.
70,922. Just after lunchtime on March 11th the most powerful earthquake ever measured in Japan shook the country. It was big enough to shift the Earth on its axis. It sent a tsunami ten metres high racing towards the mainland. (Earthquake & Japan & Tsunami) Professor Iain Stewart, Japan Earthquake: A Horizon Special, 2011
70,923. The tsunami then triggered a near-meltdown in one of the country’s nuclear power stations. The disaster has claimed over ten thousand lives. Over twice as many are still missing. (Earthquake & Japan & Tsunami & Nuclear) ibid.
86,203. The catastrophic tsunami fatally flooded Doggerland. (Great Britain & Tsunami) Horizon: First Britons, BBC 2015
70,931. Whenever an earthquake or tsunami takes thousands of innocent lives, a shocked world talks of little else. (Earthquake & Tsunami) Anne M Mulcahy
77,800. At 2.46 on March 11th 2011 a massive earthquake struck the east coast of Japan. The quake triggered the largest tsunami in Japan’s history. (Japan & Earthquake & Tsunami) Japan’s Tsunami: Caught on Camera, Channel 4 2011
77,801. Twenty-two minutes after the earthquake Kamaishi was the first town to be hit. (Japan & Earthquake & Tsunami) ibid.
77,802. Kesennuma Port, the economic heart of the region’s fishing industry, began to flood: 3:28:00 p.m. (Japan & Earthquake & Tsunami) ibid.
77,803. 'They [boats] made a crunching sound when the collided with each other.' (Japan & Earthquake & Tsunami) ibid. witness
77,804. Kesennuma Port was submerged under twelve meters of water. (Japan & Earthquake & Tsunami) ibid.
70,918. An earthquake  followed by a devastating tsunami striking with the speed and power that astonishes even the experts. (Earthquake & Portugal & Tsunami) 1755 The Lisbon Earthquake
91,802. At the harbour a strange spectacle awaits them – as if the tide has got out and will never come back. ibid.
91,803. Tsunamis have a wavelength of sixty to three hundred miles. That means they carry a colossal among of water. ibid.
91,804. Ten years ago a wave made history. The Asian tsunami of 2004 devastates fourteen countries and take a quarter of a million lives. The monster wave spurred scientists into action: they're racing to discover where and when the next big one could strike and how destructive it can be. The Next Mega Tsunami, National Geographic 2014