Japan's Tsunami - Youtube Videos (WARNING: Disturbing Footage)
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Apr 10, 2011

Japan's Tsunami - Youtube Videos (WARNING: Disturbing Footage)

The recent earthquake incident in Japan was the worst to ever hit the country, and the fourth worst in recorded history, since the 18th century. A 9.0 MW mega-thrust earthquake took place off the coast of Japan on March 11 and generated destructive waves as tall as 10 meters (33 ft) just a few minutes after the quake.

The waves travelled up to 10 km (6 mi) inland along Japan's Pacific coastline creating massive destruction along the northern islands. Entire towns were swept away and thousands were killed.

The videos below are pretty disturbing, and are not for the faint of heart.

CCTV captured this footage of the waves as they hit Sendai airport


Buildings being washed away along the northern coastline of Japan.


Ships and cars being swept away.


Another boat being consumed by the tsunami


A helicopter arial view of the destruction


The ports of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture being smashed


Buildings washed away by the waves at the northeast coastline of Japan


Disturbing footage from the Miyagi Prefecture (宮城) City of Kesennuma (気仙沼市)


A big whirpool caused by the tsunami turrents, in Uzumaki


Before and After image taken by sattelites