Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Japanese tsunami: Student Sustainability Video Festival 63

Yesterday was my favorite from April.  Today, I'm sharing videos from the students' favorite talk, which was about the 2011 tsunami that hit Fukushima, a topic they revisit from time to time.  First, Japan Tsunami 2011 Street View.

Watch as the March 2011 Tsunami floods a city. The videographer is on the street as the tsunami makes landfall.
Next, 2011 Japan Tsunami Caught on CCTV cameras.

This tsunami footage was recorded on CCTV cameras that were placed along Route 45 in Iwate Prefecture. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) published it in the sped-up form, because the original videos were in very low frame rate.
Both of these videos show that tsunamis are more flood than wave, at least away from the shoreline.

That's it for last April's videos.  On to August's presentations!


  1. Those were incredible. I was caught in a flash flood once in Vermont. I was living in a campground because I wasn't making much money. Woke up one night with the bottom of the tent feeling like a waterbed. Got up and there was lots of water on both sides of the campsite. On one side there had been this little brook. I hung onto a tree until they came and rescued me in a speed boat. Good times!

    1. Wow! What a harrowing experience! When did this happen?