Tsunami vs Flooding - What's the difference?

tsunami | flooding |

As nouns the difference between tsunami and flooding

is that tsunami is while flooding is an act of flooding; a flood or gush.

As a verb flooding is




Alternative forms

* sunami (nonstandard)


  • A very large and destructive wave, generally caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean, such as an undersea earthquake or volcanic eruption.
  • Synonyms

    * tidal wave (usage conflict)

    Derived terms

    * megatsunami * teletsunami * tsunamigenic * tsunameter

    See also

    * earthquake * flood * natural disaster * seaquake * seiche * tidal wave * waterquake




  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of flooding; a flood or gush.
  • * (Mark Twain)
  • And by the same token it was plain that there had also been a hundred and seventy-five floodings of the earth and depositings of limestone strata!