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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Videos of Japanese Eathquake and Tsunami on March 11 2011: Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami or 東北地方太平洋沖地震

Yesterday, I was at work when I heard of the news of what happened in Japan: the very devastating Tsunami. Below are some of the footages I was able to see in youtube. I just hope it's not as bad as it should. Below are the facts about the "2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami".

The 2011 Sendai earthquake and tsunami (Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Jishin", literally "Tōhoku region Pacific Ocean offshore earthquake") was an 8.8 to 9.1-MW megathrust earthquake at 05:46 UTC on March 11 2011. The Sendai earthquake's focus was 130 kilometres off the east coast of the Oshika Peninsula, Tōhoku at a depth of 24.4 kilometers or 15.2 miles. It was locally measured at the maximum possible 7 on the Japan Meteorological Agency seismic intensity scale in the northern Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.

In this video, closed-up takes of carried away cars, buildings uprooted and carried by the water and how the ships and boats were affected. The person walking with and pushing the bike/moto @34 seconds, where no water was passing by was very lucky! I hope nothing bad happened to him/her till the end.

The earthquake triggered tsunami warnings and evacuations for Japan's Pacific coast and at least 20 countries, including the entire Pacific coast of North and South America from Alaska to Chile.The earthquake created tsunami waves of up to 10 meters (33 ft) that struck Japan whose related videos are here to be seen.

Earthquake drills are a set in Japan for their own safety. Daily, average of 3 earthquakes occur. Buildings are constructed to be able to resist earthquakes too. I hope all these did help the affected population with the latest major eathquake with tsunami attack.

Around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity and more than a million households without water. Many electrical generators were taken down, and at least two nuclear reactors were damaged, which prompted evacuations of the affected areas. The earthquake caused widespread damage to roads and railways within Japan and led to major fires.

Look at how and what cars are reduced to! They just look like toy cars floating around like it's themost normal thing. Take note that the water flow in this video is already calmer, the force has been reduced already, yet, it did not reduce the devastating effect the tsunami had.... and the big truck around the end end of the video! Jeeeez! What a disaster. Let's hope for the best despite all these...

Earlier news reports indicate that more than 503 people have died and 784 are missing in six different prefectures. I hope this will be the casualties but itlooks actually worse than this in the videos. I just hope it can't bemore than this number. The estimates of its magnitude would make it the largest earthquake to hit Japan and one of the five largest earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping beganIt is thought to have been the largest earthquake within the boundaries of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates in the past 1,200 years.

Testimony of the earthquake from someone who's into drugs I think!

Sources: wikipedia and youtube


  1. My heart and prayers goes out to Japan. What a huge disaster. It could really take days and weeks to find out who didn't survive.:(

    About that last video: It looked like he had a pot plant growing in a pot. Yeah...he came across as being kinda stoned. Of course I know nothing about such things. OK...I was a Hippie back in the day.:)

  2. what happened here really breaks my heart... but still God is good to all of us...

  3. Hi Jean! Indeed, it's a big disaster. As I was researching yesterday, for this post, I actually discovered that they even have tsunami walls to protect the shore area towns/villages. I never saw it in the videos though. It's good toknow that Japanese has many preparatory measures.... it could be worse.

    You have a funny comment about the last vid.:)


  4. I pray for the Japanese and Filipinos living and working in Japan. The country had prepared for earthquake as evidence by their building constructions. However tsunami is different.:(

  5. there are no words to describe the disaster in Japan...and also for the whole planet...i can just hope that its never repeated...

  6. I wonder if you have more info about the latest earthquakes in Japan.


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