Monday, April 18, 2011

Japan Tsunami Videos

Tsunami Video Capture
Watching the Earth react to an underwater paroxysm as it sends the ocean inland is both horrifying and mesmerizing. These videos, the latest that I’ve seen of the Japan tsunami, will both fascinate and terrify you.

In this first video, the sea surface slowly rises until everything in the beginning of the video is totally destroyed – cars, buildings, boats … everything.

Watch how the tsunami begins with a small stream just this side of the highway, then grows and grows and grows until the entire valley is inundated.

In this next one, you can hear the people on the hill yelling, “Hayaku! Hayaku!” which is “Hurry up! Hurry up!” in Japanese. This is one of the more emotional clips that I’ve seen because you can actually see people trying to stay ahead of the approaching tsunami.

Sorry if the videos upset you. But if they did, maybe they’ll motivate you to make a donation to the American Red Cross’s Japan disaster relief fund:

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