The earthquake smashed everything.
An earthquake may be caused, for example, by volcanic activity.
An earthquake, 8.9 on the Richter scale, hits Japan and causes a massive tsunami.
Since a large area was devastated by the Tohoku earthquake of 2011, a sustained help effort is sought.
Unfortunately, three days ago a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Japan's Tohoku region.
Let us students contribute to the welfare of the victims of the earthquake; even pin-money will go a long way.
During the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, the height of the tsunami waves reached up to 37.9 meters.
Currently, it is a situation in which transport links in the metropolitan area have been paralyzed due to the earthquake.
Japan has had the experience of being hit by major earthquake disasters, since it is a country which has historically had many earthquakes.
War is not a natural disaster like an earthquake or a tsunami. It does not come without warning.
The church we went past crumbled five minutes afterwards due to a huge earthquake and more than a 100 churchgoers were buried alive.
The film is about the real-life 1976 earthquake which destroyed Tangshan and buried thousands of people.
earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanic eruptions
After the earthquake, people stared into the deep hole in the ground in surprise.
The flow of evacuation events from occurrence of a large earthquake to the conclusion of emergency counter measures.