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A colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes.
  a potentially large, destructive ocean wave caused by a disruption such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption
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  • A colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes.
  • A tsunami warning system helps to protect Hawaii.
  • Dad needed time to recover from Tsunami Trish.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Risa looks out at the wave of mayhem, like a human tsunami pounding toward her.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • Alec’s weathered face as he explained to them that after surviving such massive sun flares, their biggest and most immediate worry now was the surge of a tsunami.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • I think of Bryn, out in L.A., unaware of an earthquake going down here in New York that’s sending a tsunami her way.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • If one of those quakes happens along one of the fault lines that ring every continent, the shock wave produces a superwave called a tsunami.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis had obliterated the coasts.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • The head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, called it a "slow-motion tsunami."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The initial meteor showers, quakes, and tsunamis only caused part of the damage.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall

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  • The tsunami of 2004?
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • 5 on the Richter scale would be a/an: Tornado Hurricane Earthquake Tsunami.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Tsunami!
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
  • Live near a coast and she will send tsunamis to erase centuries of work.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • A tsunami of bearded rebellion crashed down upon the poor king and carried him off, flailing helplessly, and spat him out on the shores of India, then Italy, and at last Switzerland, where he crawled from the muck and died a disillusioned old man in exile.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • A tsunami of regurgitated rations flooded over Grub’s blackout suit.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The media-at first a wave as unwelcome as a tsunami-became something ordinary on the streets of Sterling.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He had on jeans and no shirt, which, frankly, was almost as distracting as the mega-tsunami.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • She died in childbirth shortly after the green tsunami carried away Mudflat City.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Jean and George had witnessed the whole sequence of events when the tsunami hit the island.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Only it wasn’t a steamroller this time, more like a tsunami.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • Later reports on shock wave from seismic labs and on tsunamis from oceanographic stations were consistent.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • He got up under No. 30 and for the next few seconds the nose tackle looked like a man riding a tsunami: arms flailing madly, legs kicking wildly.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • "I don’t …." she started, and then a sob came like a tsunami, her cry so loud and childlike that it scared me, and I got up, sat down next her, and put my arm around her.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • He remained committed to learning the truth, but now instinct warned him that he should allow the revelations to wash over him in small waves instead of in one devastating tsunami.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The same damage had happened to the bridges as in SF, and even most of the ferries were destroyed by the combination of the plasma wave and the very small, very intense tsunami that had been kicked up by the strike which centered more or less on the Chelsea Piers.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • But in the midst of this whole visual tangle she gets one image printed indelibly on her retina: the gunmen going down like a treeline in a hurricane, and for just an instant, a line of dark angular things silhouetted above the maze as they crest it like a cybernetic tsunami.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • I think of women naming the atrocities committed against them by the Taliban in Afghanistan or women telling of the systematic rapes during the Bosnian war or just recently in Sri Lanka after the tsunami—women lining up in refugee camps to name their nightmares and losses and needs.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • And you, Sarah Jacobi"—he pointed to a woman with white robes and spiky black hair—"you were sent to Antarctica for causing the tsunami in the Indian Ocean."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Tsunami mad.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • He coughed, sending another tsunami of pain across his chest, down his side, to curl anaconda-like around his stomach.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Most cities and towns were abandoned in the wake of the Red Tsunami.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Sun flares and a tsunami.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The mind was the last thing to go, washed away in the red waters of the Tsunami.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The Red Tsunami.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • And the Red Tsunami roars in fast once you’re exposed, unless you have immunity.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Tsunami.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • A tsunami?
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • But the anger that swamps it is a tsunami taking over every cell in my body.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • EMPs and tsunamis and plagues and aliens in disguise and brainwashed kids and now kids with bombs inside them.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • There was a… field surge… more like a tsunami than a tide… the Sphinx… the artifact Rachel was in… was totally inundated.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • There was a point where the events of your life became a tsunami; Lacy knew, because she’d been washed away once before by grief.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • So, you know, a kid skips a stone at the beach, and somewhere across the planet, a tsunami happens.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The buildings were slapped together, made out of hand-sawed lumber and salvaged tin, one main ward for the infected and a smaller shack for the two doctors who tended the dying before they, too, were sucked down by the Red Tsunami.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • The rest of the room was decorated the same way, with posters proclaiming the end is nearer than you think and one that said simply mega tsunami: one wave, total annihilation.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • We read that more lives had been affected and more damage had been caused by the floods than the Asian tsunami, our 2005 earthquake, Hurricane Katrina and the Haiti earthquake combined.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Shaking uncontrollably, I wonder if they’ve finally broken me; after surviving the tsunami that took my home, the plague that took my family, the death camp that took my hope, the innocent little girl who took my bullet, I am terminal, done, finished, and was it ever in question, never if but always when?
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Tsunami!
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
  • Stockpiled in anticipation of winter, but the Red Tsunami caught them first and drowned them in their own blood.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • He told Dr. Sato the story about what had happened in the tsunami, how Mom and Harry and Ojisan had been swept away from him.
    Lauren Tarshis  --  I Survived: The Japanese Tsunami, 2011
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