A new video of the 2011 Japanese earthquake has been posted online. The video consisting of several clips gives an intimate glimpse of the panic that spread as the 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan about 70 km from Tokyo.
Two years after the most powerful earthquake on record in Japan and one of the most powerful ever recorded in the world, new footage continues to emerge showing the reaction of people and the impact of the destruction the earthquake unleashed.
The Daily Mail reports that clips are being compiled for a new Japanese documentary on the disaster.
The sheer force of the quake threw the Japanese island of Honshu eight feet closer to the United States, according to the Daily Mail.
It generated a tsunami 40 meters high that devastated large parts of the Japanese coast including Kamiishi city, Iwate. The Live Leak video shows an entire residential area being wiped out with people running around screaming in fear as the waves washed ashore.
The YouTube video captures the quake at an intimate level, showing the reactions of frightened people, young and old, school children and office workers as it hit with full force on March 11. It shows people, commuters and shoppers on the streets, running for cover, dodging falling concrete, masonry and glass as the force shook buildings to the foundations.
It shows sports fans at an arena reeling under the shock of the quake, grounds splitting open, and cars thrown around like toy models.
A scene shows a frightened child praying, children at a school playground cowering and huddled together.
More than 16,000 people died on the fateful day of March 11, 2011. The earthquake damaged a nuclear power plant and caused it to leak radiation.