Videos: 88,000 Reported Missing in Japan 8.9 Earthquake, Tsunami – UPDATED

Some terrifying quake footage:

Inside a Tokyo high-rise apartment:

Inside a Tokyo supermarket:

Inside an office building:

Tsunami:

CCTV of wave hitting airport:

Tsunami whirlpool:

Sky TV report:

Reuters video:

Massive oil refinery burns:

Comments

  1. Henry Holland says

    Oh. my. gawd. I’ve lived in Los Angeles since 1975 and lived through the 1994 Northridge quake, I was about 10 miles from the epicenter. An amazing experience, not one I ever want to go through again.

    Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières):

    http://www.msf.org/

  2. Chadd says

    The several large, recent earthquakes in New Zealand and this huge one in Japan have all been taken place along the Pacific Tectonic Plate. Basically, the same plate that has fault lines running near Alaska and along the western US and Canadian coasts, with points very near San Francisco and Los Angeles. With all that activity along the major lines, I hope this is not a forerunner of similar scenes from US cities.

    Thanks EO for posting the Red Cross link as a reminder of an easy way to help. My heart goes out to the people of Japan and Christchurch as they deal with these horrible disasters.

  3. Beef and Fur says

    I wonder what caused this horrible tradegy? A gay cruise docking in port? A honeymoon trip by two recently married lesbians? Maybe the local prefecture passed a marriage equality bill? I know! Maybe the boys at Southern Decadence had a group party at a sushi bar. I’m sure Fox News will have the details in a few days.

  4. jamal49 says

    Really frightening videos. Earthquakes are no joke. It’s a scary experience. I’m watching CNN right now with updates on the nuclear reactor that is near meltdown. That would be catastrophic. God, I hope no more lives are lost and the Japanese can get some control of the chaos.

  5. flashpoint2008 says

    Minor quibble with the numbers in your headline, the number presumed missing is now at 600 but was 880 overnight, NOT 88,000.

    The number for confirmed dead at the moment is about 400.

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