Asian Vocabulary

Natural Disasters

Tsunami

A giant wave, normally produced by a seaquake or a volcano erupting under the sea (called a seismic sea wave)
Scariest Japan Tsunami Video Ever!

Earthquake

A shakes in earth's lithosphere caused by the release of built up pressure inside the rocks along the faultlines. An aftershock normally occurs after.
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Monsoon

A strong wind that occurs mostly in South Asia, bringing in rain to water most farmers crops. Most of the rain comes from northeast around winter.
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