On a language note, in my university second-year Japanese class we had a unit on the passive-voice and natural disaster vocabulary. Both are far more useful in Japanese than in English, lucky for us. Our professor tasked us with coming up with skits that included both. I convinced my small group to create a skit which included the line:
東京はゴジラに食べられた!No disrespect meant to the people affected by this disaster. Most Japanese deal with disaster with stoicism; Anglos deal with it using black, or absurdist, humour.
Tokyo was eaten by Godzilla!