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Once all of our landmasses comes to halt - We expect the formation of gigantic tsunamis, proportional to the magnitude of the corresponding quakes...
~ Professor Frederick West explaining to Carl Anheuser about the effects after Earth Crust Displacement back in Air Force 1.

The Worldwide Flooding, also known as the 2012 Tsunamis, was one of the main catastrophic disasters that occurred during the 2012 Apocalypse.

Gigantic mega-tsunamis formed in all of the seas around the globe, rapidly flooding the entire planet in hundreds, if not, thousands of feet of water.

When the apocalypse ended, the global floodwaters from the tsunamis started to recede and the entire African continent had risen, which allowed the remaining 2012 survivors to begin a new life there.


Onboard Air Force One, as the staff members recorded every seismic activity around the world, the Earth's crust finally began to shift. Professor West concludes that when the movement of the Earth's landmasses comes to a halt, gigantic tsunamis will form.

One of these tsunamis struck the Genesis, making it capsize and presumably kill Harry Helmsley and Tony Delgatto. Another tsunami carried the USS John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C, crashing straight into the White House, destroying it and killing President Thomas Wilson before the tsunami continued to flood the Eastern United States.

More tsunamis continued to flood the Earth's continents before one tsunami flooded in Nampan Plateau, resulting in the death of Satnam Tsurutani along with his family. That tsunami would go on to hit the Arks in Cho Ming, which they were able to withstand.


As a result of the Worldwide Flooding, along with the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the Earth's continents had suffered extreme damage and were rendered uninhabitable. The event made it one of the deadliest disasters to occur in Earth's history. When the time was reset to 1 AD, the global floodwaters from the tsunamis started to recede and the African continent had risen, allowing the passengers and crew on board the Arks to begin a new life there.


  • The only tsunamis, from the Worldwide Flooding, that were shown on screen were the hitting the Genesis, Washington D.C and striking the Cho Ming Valley.