A 9.0 offshore earthquake caused a tsunami yesterday that struck several countries. "Struck". That hardly seems the right word. Nor does "swamped". Flattened, maybe. Current estimates place over 22,000 dead and the damages in the billions of dollars.
I don't know what to say.
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