The word tsunami (pronounced soo-NAH-mee) is Japanese, and it means ‘harbour wave’.

Japan Tsunami, 11 March 2011

On Friday 11 March 2011 an underwater earthquake triggered a tsunami which hit Japan’s north-east coast.  The earthquake was the most powerful ever recorded in Japan causing a 10 metre tsunami wave to hit the city of Sendai and further devastate several coastal communities.

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