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sudden falling movement of buildings or people
considerable
very large in size and amount
crops
plants that a grown for food, e.g. rice and potatoes
crucial
very important
damage
harm or injury caused when sth is broken
death toll
the number of people killed in a disaster, accident, etc
destroy sth
break sth completely so it can't be used again
disaster
a very bad event causing hard or death
drought
a long period without rain
earthquake
sudden violent movement of the ground causing damage
erupt
explode and throw out fire, burning rocks, etc
evacuate sb
move sb away from a dangerous place
fear
a feeling that sth bad might happen
ground
the top part of the earth's surface that people walk on
hit sth
make sudden violent contact with sth (SYN strike sth)
hurricane
violent storm with very storng winds
lava
hot liquid rock
maintain sth
make sth continue at a certain level
rescue sb
take sb from a dangerous place to safety (SYN save sb)
starve to death
suffer or die because you dont' have enough food
strike sth
sudden violent contact with sth (SYN hit sth)
sudden
happening very quickly
supply
an amount of sth that you need
surrounding
that is near or around sth
tidal wave
a very large ocean wav that is caused by a storm or earthquake
trap sb
when sb is inside sth and cannot get out
typhoon
another name of the hurricane -- strong violent storm
violence
extreme force; very strong
violent
very strong and usually causing damage
volcanic eruption
explode of volcano with lava, earthquake, etc
volcano
a ​mountain with a ​large
destruction
the act of breaking something
evacuation
process of moving people away from dangerous place
save sb
take sb from a dangerous place to safety (SYN rescue sb)