Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan 8.9 Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami Videos on YouTube

March 11, 2011 at Friday, a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Japan. The earthquake's epicenter is 130 km (81 miles) east of Sendai, in the Honshu island of Japan. It was a nightmare to Japanese people. The earthquake has caused serious damage to buildings, factories and infrastructure. Just a day after the earthquake, a 10-metre earthquake-triggered tsunami swept part of the country's coastline. So far approximately 4000 people have been dead in the earthquake and tsunami.

The photo below shows the explosion and fire caused by the earthquake in Sendai.

Fire in Japan Earthquake Sendai

Photo of tsunami caused by the earthquake.

Japan Earthquake triggered tsunami

The earthquake caused a hydrogen explosion at Japan's Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. Radiation leaking was confirmed by Japan Government. At least 170,000 people have been evacuated in the 12 mile radius around the Fukushima plants.

Japan earthquake caused Fukushima nuclear power plant explosion

Videos about the earthquake and tsunami have been the top trending topics on YouTube these days. Below are the most-viewed videos shot in the earthquake and tsunami. You could download them easily from YouTube to your computer with this Free YouTube Downloader.

Shaking furniture, shaky groud and frightened passerby in Sendai when the quake hit (posted on March 10, 2011, 9.5 million views currently)

News report video - Tsunami Slams Northeast Japan (posted on March 10, 2011, 6.7 million views currently)

Swaying building in the quake (posted on March 10, 2011, 5.3 million views currently)

Devastating tsunami hits Japan (posted on March 11, 2011, 3.9 million views currently)

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