Tsunami Video Roundup

Before you watch the videos below I urge you to head over to Highly Allochthonous.  Chris Rowan has two excellent posts explaining the geology behind the earthquake, tsunami and aftershocks of the Sendai earthquake. I also liked the Georneys and AGU Blogosphere posts (hat tip to Chris for pointing me in their direction).  You also want to check out these before and after satellite images via ABC News. Videos are below the fold. Hyperlinks on geographic locations link to a Google Map.

Video showing earthquakes in Japan between 9 March and 14 March. 1 hour ~ 1 second

Honshu Tsunami propagation video from NOAA

Videos of the Honshu Tsunmai hitting coastal Japan

At Kesennuma

At Miyako

At Minamisanriku

Video showing height of tsunami. Geographic locality unknown

Tsunami from helicopter. Sendai?

At Sendai Airport

Video from within Sendai Airport

At Kamaishi


2 Replies to “Tsunami Video Roundup”

  1. That last one is hard to watch, the cries of the people and the utter horror as they watch their town destroyed in a few minutes.

  2. I have had a hard time understanding, comprehending the amount of energy carried in that wave. The water kept on being pushed farther and faster inland, and seeing people watch as their lives were being swept away in moments was for me very difficult to watch. Especially to see the child cry and seek an adult; an adult who was feeling, I am sure, as much terror as the child.

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