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Watch: Tsunami Crushes Town of Miyako City


Just when you thought you couldn't see a more devastating tsunami video.

This is about 160 miles north of Sendai.


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  1. All I kept thinking of was where are the people? So very sad.

    Yet, Rush found time to mock these people.

    Posted by: DerekWashington | Mar 17, 2011 7:18:28 PM

  2. not to change the subject

    We are now at war

    The Un has voted (including russia, china, the arab league, etc) No fly zone over Lybia and french, german, british, saudi, us, etc planes will fire on lybian troops that are moving towards benghazi

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Mar 17, 2011 7:33:40 PM

  3. No offence, but these scenes are getting redundant, and sensationalistic. I feel for the people of Japan, but I am getting tired of seeing these tsunami video's over and over and over again. I think most of us understand the destruction and the loss of life, but the continuation of these video's is edging toward sensationalist journalism.

    Posted by: CB | Mar 17, 2011 7:36:19 PM

  4. PS forgot this bit

    10-0 UN vote

    arab league vote was 9-2

    quadafi is world enemy #1

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Mar 17, 2011 7:37:12 PM

  5. Wow, that was an amazing thing to see. What a powerful, unstoppable force... I'm terribly saddened for the people of Japan.

    Posted by: Aquaman | Mar 17, 2011 8:00:26 PM

  6. @mstrozfckslv - What do you mean by "We are now at war?" How would you describe most of the last decade? Peace?

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Mar 17, 2011 9:49:38 PM

  7. Mike


    another War

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv@yahoo.com | Mar 17, 2011 10:01:57 PM

  8. @mstrozfckslv

    Russia and China abstained. They generally don't believe in intervening in other countries. Which isn't surprising given their record on human rights, free press, and liberties.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Mar 17, 2011 10:38:26 PM

  9. "All I kept thinking of was where are the people?"

    The main reason you don't see many people in these videos is that many people weren't home at that hour and many of those who were escaped to higher ground. Unfortunately, another reason is that a lot of people were indoors, unable to leave, especially the elderly.

    Posted by: BobN | Mar 17, 2011 10:54:16 PM

  10. CB if you don't want to watch these videos, don't click to view the topic. This thread was clearly labeled "WATCH: Tsunami.." -- what the hell did you think it was?

    These videos are good reminders of: 1) how great the loss of life and living environment can be for those affected, 2) how great the need for help is, 3) how important it is to double check what your insurance covers if you're living on a coast!

    With such vast and immediate global coverage of practically all catastrophic events, videos like these can keep us from becoming desensitized to the words.

    Posted by: sparks | Mar 17, 2011 11:04:41 PM

  11. I watched this and was irritated that some idiot kept superimposing an arrow on various scenes. I'm thinking what are they pointing out? Bodies? I was upset by this. Then I realized that I left my cursor on the center of the playback screen. It's been a long day. As much as I watch these videos I will never understand the power of this event. It's beyond comprehension.

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Mar 18, 2011 12:05:06 AM

  12. As a geologist, I thank the people who were able to produce these videos. I wondered how they were able to keep the camera from shaking from fear; especially after the building next to theirs floated away.

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 18, 2011 12:14:49 AM

  13. Look at gray building (top center)with the people on top at 0:39 . Now go to 2:12. We are but a speck in the universe. Very sad.

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 18, 2011 12:22:01 AM

  14. Looking at this you do ask, where are the people? In the cars, in the water, in the buildings floating by. There simply wasnt time for many even with warnings an in some cases with only one or two exit points from some towns, they simply had no hope of escape once people an their cars jammed the roadways.

    Posted by: James | Mar 18, 2011 12:24:17 AM

  15. Whats up with the ever increasing pop up ads all over this site. Its getting to be a little much.

    Posted by: Name: | Mar 18, 2011 6:24:04 AM

  16. If I were viewing such an event, the thought of filming it would be very far down on my list of likely responses---especially when the building next door came undone.

    Posted by: Paul R | Mar 18, 2011 6:53:04 AM

  17. I can't believe how heartless some of you people can be....

    Posted by: John Normile | Mar 18, 2011 9:19:37 AM

  18. Some of the people leaving comments here are simply disgusting human beings. Sorry if you believe these scenes are redundant and sensationalistic. Hit the off button on your computer, you ignorant moron, and say a few prayers for the people and animals in Japan.

    Posted by: Alex | Mar 18, 2011 12:26:09 PM

  19. Actually CB and others, I'm with you on this. Knowing that there are people on and in these buildings makes these videos snuff films. Disaster porn. I don't watch them.

    Posted by: freddie | Mar 18, 2011 1:42:23 PM

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