Today Japan stood still in remembrance of the huge earthquake, that shook most of Japan exactly 2 years ago.
At 14:46 Japan held a 1-minute silence.
I started to think about the videos I have seen on TV and Youtube, and some of the feelings came back, that I experienced 2 years ago.
While I was at work, I started to feel a little shaking, which looked like I was a little drunk.
So I asked my colleague if that was an earthquake, and he said;; yes, I think so.
But it didnt stop as it usually does after a few seconds, and it kept getting worse.
Take note, that this is hundreds of kilometers away from the epi center, and that the equal power of a 5+ was experienced in the are were I was at that moment, east of Tokyo.
The building that I was in started to shake, and I could hear things falling down, and the walls cracking.
I have never felt this powerful quake before. Nor did my father in law (who turned 70), and who had felt many many earthquakes before.
Anyway, I just wanted to share some videos, that I have found on Youtube, and which I found really interesting.
Many of you have never experienced and earthquake, and have no idea what a Tsunami could look like, even though you might have seen videos on TV or on the internet.
Most people still think that a Tsunami is a big wave, that looks like every other wave in the sea. (it actually does, until it reaches shallower water, and it looks more like a flood, than a wave). anyway, the first video I want to share is from the Early Earthquake Warning system, that is the best in the world.
Its really fascinating that they can make this work so well.
You can hear it counting down, until it reaches that area.
Many mobile phones have this warning system as well, so around that big earthquake 2 years ago, we heard these early mobile earthquake warnings many times.. which was pretty scary, even though we got used to the after shocks.
please see for yourself:
This is a video shot in Tokyo, where you can see the building waving..
And this is a very interesting video of a Tsunami.
You can see how slow it actually comes, and that there is no wave!
I always kept thinking about the guys in the building 7min30 that you can see on the right, at 1 point you see them running around. and towards the end of the video 8min00, you can see that water reached the roof... and I don`t think they could escape.
There are many more agressive and shocking videos, but this one looked almost innocent, but devastating.