A massive 8.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra – near the northern area of Banda Aceh. The quake was centered deep below the ocean’s surface, and it has prompted tsunami warnings throughout the region. This is in the same vicinity as the quake that caused the horrific tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 2004. No word yet on casualties, if any, from this quake.
Below is raw video of the moments following the quake as Indonesians on Sumatra headed for higher ground as tsunami warnings were issued:
More video of the tsunami hitting Japan continues to emerge.
This video is from a dashcam showing the moment the tsunami came ashore and covered a road along the ocean. The view from inside the car shows the wave crashing over the road and covering the car! The car and driver then reportedly floated atop the tsunami wave and miraculously was able to survive.
Here is raw video from inside the Sendai, Japan Airport last Friday as the Tsunami that struck approached and then moved through. You can hear the terror in the voices of the people, and then see the rushing waters outside moving everything in its path.
Here is another view of the powerful tsunami moving ashore in Japan near Honshu on the East Coast of the country yesterday. The video shows the tsunami pushing its wall of debris, water and mud further and further inland, destroying everything in its path. Truly incredible video.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan in the wake of this devastation.
Here is a good summary of the news regarding the devastating Earthquake that struck Japan early today. The report says “tens of thousands” of people there are unaccounted for – particularly in the hardest hit city of Sendai, Japan – in the northeast of the country. Virtually every building in Sendai has been severely damaged or destroyed there. It also says Tokyo received substantial damage as well.
It was also reported in this one report that the earthquake is the sixth and fifth strongest quake. An earlier report said the seventh largest. Whichever is accurate, the 8.9 quake was incredible.
Here is raw video showing is said to be a massive whirlpool that formed off the coast of Japan today in the wake of the incredibly powerful earthquake that struck there and the tsunami wave that moved ashore.
Here is video from Sendai, Japan showing an aerial view of a tsunami wall of mud sweeping over the city there as a result of the powerful 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan early this morning (U.S. time). The tsunami wave swept away houses, cars and everything else in its path.