On the Scene Footage: Japan Earthquake, Tsunami

March 11, 2011

A 8.9 magnitude earthquake, one of the largest ever, struck off the coast of Japan today, causing serious damage and spawning a deadly tsunami. Scores of on-the-scene videos are being posted to YouTube and many have been curated by CitizenTube and in partnership with Storyful. You can view them all here, but below are a few dramatic clips:

Residents capture the frightening experience inside their Sendai home.Yokohama mall shoppers evacuated as the earthquake strikes.

Explosions and fires are captured in the disaster's aftermath:

Buildings and trains sway as the earthquake strikes:

Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration depicting the spread of waves across the Pacific after the quake: