NHK Footage Untouched By U.S. News Networks

Submitted by: osirisascend 5 years ago

New Raw footage of the Japan tsunami from junior on Vimeo.


No talking heads, no newsroom editing, six minutes of astonishing video.
There are 54 comments:
Male 18
You said it Trypno, Holy Crap!
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Female 1,894
i liek the raw footage it really give you more of an idea of whats going on without the talking heads in the way.. this is just crazy, sad.
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Male 173
it just keeps going and going :[
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Female 62
imagine just standing there, watching probably what you have known as your home for your whole life be washed away in an instant. so helpless
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Male 474
Holy Crap!
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Female 155
Thats awful. D:
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Male 1,016
OMFG!
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Female 154
@TheSmartKid

During Katrina (In America) the cars floated as well...
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Female 154
this is mind blowing
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Male 44
@JoexBro People die from an earthquake/tsunami and that`s all you can say?

Go hug a drating AIDS tree.
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Male 557
welcome to earth fighting back
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Male 117
now thats a mobile home 5 min 50 sec in
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Male 2,220
There goes the neighbourhood.
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Male 226
Not working for me
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Male 493
Forget the cars. Whole buildings just floating down stream. That`s incredible in the worst kind of way.
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Male 241
Another addition to the question, "Why do the cars float" topic.

It`s a freaking tsunami vs a car. Nuff said.
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Male 2,344
It`s insane... To see entire shops and homes wash down a river like a leaf. Brand new cars floating around like pool toys. How these people can keep such composure and hope and everything amazes me. Incredible footage.
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Male 1,451
One more addition to the "why do the cars float" topic: Cars don`t sink like rocks; if dropped into water they bob until they fill with water. The cars in the video are mostly on the ground so as the water comes by it gets high enough on the car to cause the buoyant force to cancel out enough of the gravitational force to allow the car to be swept with the flow.
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Male 3,431
Hey guys, you remember the Human Race? I swear it used to be *right here*.
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Female 582
Those poor people! I can`t imagine watching my whole neighborhood destroyed in minutes.
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Male 1,351
Truly haunting video, I never would have imagined damage so great. Also, in response to the several queries as to why the cars float, I can briefly explain. You see how the water has high and low points (like hills)? Cars and houses float up as it is pushed towards the upwards curve of the wave, a supplemental force to the regular buoyancy force, which combined exceeds the weight (see picture)

Thus, rises on on the up, and lower on the down. The rapid moving water explains why the car doesn`t touche the ground long enough to establish friction-it doesn`t have time for the downward portion to sink it. Hope that helps (or at least dredges up your dreaded high school physics memories ;-) )
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Male 2,402
@thesmartkid
Change your name please. It`s not the same kind of flood that you get from rainfall. It`s the ocean swelling and rising and releasing a surge of energy in the form of a wave.

Ocean storms generate waves that can move heavy rocks inland. Happens all the time in Hawaii.
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Male 418
@the smart kid

Everything in japan is made of paper
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Male 770
those cars float alot better than i thought they would
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Male 25,416
Thats insane
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Female 1,743
Truly frightening.. like something out of 2012 or the Day after Tomorrow.



Nature > Us
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Male 49
how is everything floating so well? if there was a flood in america, cars would stay underwater, houses would fall apart and parts would float away.
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Female 1,356
I saw this on the news the other day....
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Male 226
that was beautiful
score one for planet earth.
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Male 290
And while this is going on, there are aftershocks greater than magnitude 6...
Not that anyone in the presence of this would notice.
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Male 2,056
i chuckled at the boat

that would be seriously scary if i saw my house start to float off
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Male 167
you see, I`d sit in the car and pretend it`s a boat. just look at the boats go!
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Male 965
Wow. I can`t even imagine. . .
It`s humbling, in a way. The Earth is still a powerful thing we have no control over. We don`t own this planet, we`re just still surviving.
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Female 4,039
That was truly F-ing terrifying.
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Male 304
wtf ??? the houses float...dammm
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Male 2,579
daaaaaaaaaaaamn son. That was intense
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Male 12
I hope they had insurance.
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Male 1,511
sad =(
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Male 112
It looked like a habour at the end.
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Male 1,598
damn. That camera guy was deep in the hell of it!
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Male 297
It was scary when all those cars were being chucked around but when the buildings started getting ripped up I mean holy SH*T
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Male 1,958
Wow...
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Male 8
I concur that Camera man has Balls.
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Male 14,330
Wow I would`ve been going to the highest ground possible.
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Male 341
That camera guy has serious bollocks, i`d be legging it
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Male 25
I wonder if the car that made a left at the beginning ended up safe?
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Male 10,339
Wow. Just, wow. I feel ill.
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Male 29
how can some people say they deserve this?! f*** people that say that! no one deserves this sh*t
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Male 161
Not that I don`t feel terribly sympathetic towards those who are affected by the tsunami, my thoughts and prayers go out to them, but.. Japanese residents have some serious cahones.
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Male 12,138
Holy f*ck...
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Male 5,314
hory sheet
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Male 137
14 min.? That was 6:23.
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Male 240
wow, the very definition of relentless.
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Male 3,057
Link: NHK Footage Untouched By U.S. News Networks [Rate Link] - No talking heads, no newsroom editing, six minutes of astonishing video.
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