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2013-08-10 11:07:29 PM
Wow.
 
2013-08-10 11:23:06 PM
At what point while you're sitting there, watching all the water come in, and buildings around you collapsing do you think that maybe your building might go away.
 
2013-08-10 11:25:38 PM
Damn.
 
2013-08-11 12:09:42 AM
OK, STOP EVERYTHING. WHO DARED POST A LINK TO BEFOREITSNEWS.COM?
 
2013-08-11 12:22:09 AM
Camera work kinda made me ill, but holy fark that was pretty amazing.
 
2013-08-11 12:29:20 AM

BizarreMan: At what point while you're sitting there, watching all the water come in, and buildings around you collapsing do you think that maybe your building might go away.


They're on the upper floor of a school.  The schools here are made of massive amounts of steel and concrete, designed to withstand large earthquakes.  Certainly not indestructible, but it's the safest place they could possibly be in the very few minutes they had to evacuate.

There's nothing "cool" about a torrent of broken homes, broken lives, and, yes, corpses.  The cool tag is horrifically misplaced here.   Subby is kind of a jerk.  I hope the modmins change the tag.
 
2013-08-11 12:33:06 AM
I don't speak Japanese, but I'm pretty sure the truck with the loudspeaker said something about the Palace Hotel Ballroom in Lake Wazzapumani.
 
2013-08-11 12:33:39 AM

ThunderPelvis: There's nothing "cool" about a torrent of broken homes, broken lives, and, yes, corpses. The cool tag is horrifically misplaced here. Subby is kind of a jerk. I hope the modmins change the tag.


This...where in the fark are you supposed to go that wouldn't make you a 'dumbass'. People that tried to out run it in their cars were swept away. (roads don't always travel in straight lines) and legs won't outrun the fact you're not above the wave.
 
2013-08-11 12:40:16 AM
You can seethe point where he realizes "wait a second, I might die". If he had realized that 30 seconds later he would have. Or if he had stayed at his first choice at that playground sandbox. He would have had to really test his tree climbing skills.
 
2013-08-11 12:42:46 AM
I would have gone on the bridge cause it looked high enough at first. I would be dead.
 
2013-08-11 01:03:41 AM
It really is crazy how it looks like the apocalypse by the end.
 
2013-08-11 01:12:38 AM

Confabulat: It really is crazy how it looks like the apocalypse by the end.


Yeah I know. Those huge flames in the distance are surreal, like something out of a movie. I half expected a cgi'd Godzilla to emerge from behind one of those buildings.
 
2013-08-11 01:38:33 AM
Straighten out that camera!
 
2013-08-11 01:54:55 AM

Mark Ratner: Confabulat: It really is crazy how it looks like the apocalypse by the end.

Yeah I know. Those huge flames in the distance are surreal, like something out of a movie. I half expected a cgi'd Godzilla to emerge from behind one of those buildings.


The part that got me was when he zoomed in on the building in the distance, with all the people on the roof silhouetted against the glow of the fires. I had an awful feeling he was going to zoom in on that area later, and that building would be behind the wall of smoke.
 
2013-08-11 02:01:19 AM
I don't speak Japanese, but when the guy was filming the people getting off of the bridge, I thought I heard them say, "Ho lee fuk, wi tu lo."
 
2013-08-11 02:10:22 AM
22:31 Looks like it's from a Michael Bay movie.
 
2013-08-11 02:33:00 AM
From the YT details:

Category: Comedy

W.T.F.?
 
2013-08-11 02:35:39 AM
DAMN
 
2013-08-11 02:40:20 AM
The thing I'm taking away from this is that tsunamis are not quick events... They are the creeper killers of the disaster world. They look like a normal wave... and then bam, it's too late to do anything to run away. It reminds me of that Galadriel quote from LOTR. "Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!"
 
2013-08-11 02:48:53 AM
At the 10:46 point in the video it looks like something climbed out of the water, up the side of a building and then just disappeared into thin air. Probably just smoke or car exhaust, but still a little creepy.
 
2013-08-11 02:50:14 AM

Mark Ratner: Camera work kinda made me ill, but holy fark that was pretty amazing.


I thought for a handheld camera it wasn't too bad - better than most other videos I usually see. Especially considering the dude holding it must have been completely freaking out at some point.

That was truly amazing. Really gives you a sense of how small we are. Every now and then the universe says "I just don't give a fark" and reminds you.
 
2013-08-11 02:54:40 AM

mephox: The thing I'm taking away from this is that tsunamis are not quick events... They are the creeper killers of the disaster world. They look like a normal wave... and then bam, it's too late to do anything to run away.


That's why videos of tsunamis creep me out. In every one there is at least on guy way too close to the water either standing around acting like it's no big deal and laughing it up, or it's some dude in his car rubber necking at it. and even though you don't see it happen, you KNOW that guy is now dead and that video was the last time he was ever seen again.
 
2013-08-11 03:04:32 AM

log_jammin: mephox: The thing I'm taking away from this is that tsunamis are not quick events... They are the creeper killers of the disaster world. They look like a normal wave... and then bam, it's too late to do anything to run away.

That's why videos of tsunamis creep me out. In every one there is at least on guy way too close to the water either standing around acting like it's no big deal and laughing it up, or it's some dude in his car rubber necking at it. and even though you don't see it happen, you KNOW that guy is now dead and that video was the last time he was ever seen again.


Damn. I never thought of that. Well thanks for making me think of that right before I go to bed.

Hi I'm log_jammin and I'm going to fark up your day.
 
2013-08-11 03:06:52 AM
Holy shiat, that was.... amazing?  I can't think of the right word.  Awful for everyone involved obviously, but the raw power of the water was incredible.  Makes some of the Mississippi River flood footage I've seen over the years look tame.
 
2013-08-11 03:09:43 AM

mephox: The thing I'm taking away from this is that tsunamis are not quick events... They are the creeper killers of the disaster world. They look like a normal wave... and then bam, it's too late to do anything to run away. It reminds me of that Galadriel quote from LOTR. "Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!"


Yeah, you gotta take that shiat seriously the second you find out it's coming, because once it's coming it's coming and it'll overtake you if you dawdle...

Something else to keep in mind is that not all tsunamis just come and go - sometimes there are several waves over hours. So that will happen, then a little while later another and another... IIRC the first one isn't always necessarily the biggest one either.
 
2013-08-11 03:12:27 AM

ongbok: log_jammin: mephox: The thing I'm taking away from this is that tsunamis are not quick events... They are the creeper killers of the disaster world. They look like a normal wave... and then bam, it's too late to do anything to run away.

That's why videos of tsunamis creep me out. In every one there is at least on guy way too close to the water either standing around acting like it's no big deal and laughing it up, or it's some dude in his car rubber necking at it. and even though you don't see it happen, you KNOW that guy is now dead and that video was the last time he was ever seen again.

Damn. I never thought of that. Well thanks for making me think of that right before I go to bed.

Hi I'm log_jammin and I'm going to fark up your day.


*tips hat*
 
2013-08-11 03:13:07 AM

ongbok: At the 10:46 point in the video it looks like something climbed out of the water, up the side of a building and then just disappeared into thin air. Probably just smoke or car exhaust, but still a little creepy.


I saw that too. It happens a few more times in that courtyard to camera right. White vapor of some sort, perhaps gas cylinders rupturing?
 
2013-08-11 03:17:46 AM
I think the weirdest part was watching the water flowing upstream like that, for a good 15 minutes.  I've never seen anything like that, but I'm not the type to search up disaster porn.  Once the debris started coming up, that would've been my "ok, shiat just got real" moment.

I'd like to think once the water was approaching the sea/river wall, I'd have at least not been one of those guys standing on the 2 foot high flower beds and gawking though.  That was pretty stupid.
 
2013-08-11 03:17:59 AM
I'd seen some of the videos of the water flowing through Japan the night it happened: just awe-inspiring on its own. I'd seen videos the day or so after of the wavefront hitting places in California (Santa Cruz, Emeryville), the former being frightening (due to the stupidity of the people sitting around and watching) the latter being extremely creepy (from the wave just slowly moving like that from out of nowhere).

This video? Holy crap. It should be required viewing for anyone living in the danger zone of  any natural disaster that we can have any sort of prediction on whatsoever. When the sirens start going off, you do  not fark around, you get your ass into whatever shelter the relevant warning calls for.

The kid was standing on the river bank one moment... 30 seconds later it was under water. Another minute after that it was under a house.
 
2013-08-11 03:24:34 AM

JayCab: I'd seen some of the videos of the water flowing through Japan the night it happened: just awe-inspiring on its own. I'd seen videos the day or so after of the wavefront hitting places in California (Santa Cruz, Emeryville), the former being frightening (due to the stupidity of the people sitting around and watching) the latter being extremely creepy (from the wave just slowly moving like that from out of nowhere).

This video? Holy crap. It should be required viewing for anyone living in the danger zone of  any natural disaster that we can have any sort of prediction on whatsoever. When the sirens start going off, you do  not fark around, you get your ass into whatever shelter the relevant warning calls for.

The kid was standing on the river bank one moment... 30 seconds later it was under water. Another minute after that it was under a house.


I guess we in the South US understand.
Hide from the wind and run from the water.

It's a rule for tornadoes and hurricanes .
 
2013-08-11 03:27:00 AM
Have you seen the older Japanese animated movies? The art work of water moving has the same undulations that the water moving thru a real tsunami like this has.
Slow, powerful, frightening
And what was all the white stuff floating? appliances? I tend to think it was construction materials, like foam insulation, but in so many sizes and pieces.
 
2013-08-11 03:32:03 AM

FlyingLizardOfDoom: OK, STOP EVERYTHING. WHO DARED POST A LINK TO BEFOREITSNEWS.COM?


I was not aware of this site's existence.  Because of your comment, I poked around a bit, and holy shiat

1-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2013-08-11 03:35:23 AM

padra: Have you seen the older Japanese animated movies? The art work of water moving has the same undulations that the water moving thru a real tsunami like this has.
Slow, powerful, frightening
And what was all the white stuff floating? appliances? I tend to think it was construction materials, like foam insulation, but in so many sizes and pieces.


It looks like appliances and the  flotsam from poorly constructed buildings. I'm not going to linger on the jetsam.
 
2013-08-11 03:56:15 AM
vincent.j.michel.free.fr
 
2013-08-11 04:04:14 AM
No - no words. No words to describe it. Horror! They should've sent a poet. So terrible. So terrible... I had no idea.
 
2013-08-11 04:13:21 AM

ThisIsntMe: JayCab: I'd seen some of the videos of the water flowing through Japan the night it happened: just awe-inspiring on its own. I'd seen videos the day or so after of the wavefront hitting places in California (Santa Cruz, Emeryville), the former being frightening (due to the stupidity of the people sitting around and watching) the latter being extremely creepy (from the wave just slowly moving like that from out of nowhere).

This video? Holy crap. It should be required viewing for anyone living in the danger zone of  any natural disaster that we can have any sort of prediction on whatsoever. When the sirens start going off, you do  not fark around, you get your ass into whatever shelter the relevant warning calls for.

The kid was standing on the river bank one moment... 30 seconds later it was under water. Another minute after that it was under a house.

I guess we in the South US understand.
Hide from the wind and run from the water.

It's a rule for tornadoes and hurricanes .


Pretty much the same anywhere, really. Here in the midwest, we hide from the wind and run from the water. That makes it really hard to get anything done, to be honest. It's always windy around here. Always. We're like the Valley of the Wind.
 
2013-08-11 04:18:28 AM
Scary tag got swept away. Damn nature you scary.
 
2013-08-11 04:26:56 AM
Thumbs down on the "cool" tag...why not "spiffy"...shiat.

That was nothing short of horrific.
 
2013-08-11 04:44:24 AM
Looks like the beach didn't come to them.
 
2013-08-11 04:52:34 AM

mephox: ThisIsntMe: JayCab: I'd seen some of the videos of the water flowing through Japan the night it happened: just awe-inspiring on its own. I'd seen videos the day or so after of the wavefront hitting places in California (Santa Cruz, Emeryville), the former being frightening (due to the stupidity of the people sitting around and watching) the latter being extremely creepy (from the wave just slowly moving like that from out of nowhere).

This video? Holy crap. It should be required viewing for anyone living in the danger zone of  any natural disaster that we can have any sort of prediction on whatsoever. When the sirens start going off, you do  not fark around, you get your ass into whatever shelter the relevant warning calls for.

The kid was standing on the river bank one moment... 30 seconds later it was under water. Another minute after that it was under a house.

I guess we in the South US understand.
Hide from the wind and run from the water.

It's a rule for tornadoes and hurricanes .

Pretty much the same anywhere, really. Here in the midwest, we hide from the wind and run from the water. That makes it really hard to get anything done, to be honest. It's always windy around here. Always. We're like the Valley of the Wind.


True enough. Y'all have more wind. I would never live Midwest without a storm cellar. Although I hear that the Munchkins in Oz like it if you squash the bad witches.
 
2013-08-11 05:58:44 AM
It's like the ocean puking up all the crap we've been throwing into it
 
2013-08-11 06:38:38 AM
10:51 "Hito iru" -> There's a person
 
2013-08-11 07:49:15 AM

ThunderPelvis: There's nothing "cool" about a torrent of broken homes, broken lives, and, yes, corpses. The cool tag is horrifically misplaced here. Subby is kind of a jerk. I hope the modmins change the tag.

www.inthemomlight.com

*notices the tag has been changed*


oh good lord, they actually listened to you.
 
2013-08-11 08:19:30 AM
The last part is the worst. That building in the distance with a lot of people on it, and the firestorm just getting bigger and bigger while there is still water flowing around and so no way to run... Jesus. The guy who filmed it was just lucky to be on the right side of the river. That town most certainly was destroyed as much by fire as water.

It sure makes a beach house seem a lot less attractive. Hell, it makes any house in a flood zone less attractive. Check your flood maps before you buy real estate, for sure, and don't trust "defenses" against nature. I'm sure that whole place was behind barriers that got topped like nothing. Better to live halfway up a mountain.
 
2013-08-11 08:30:51 AM

adamatari: The last part is the worst. That building in the distance with a lot of people on it, and the firestorm just getting bigger and bigger while there is still water flowing around and so no way to run... Jesus. The guy who filmed it was just lucky to be on the right side of the river. That town most certainly was destroyed as much by fire as water.

It sure makes a beach house seem a lot less attractive. Hell, it makes any house in a flood zone less attractive. Check your flood maps before you buy real estate, for sure, and don't trust "defenses" against nature. I'm sure that whole place was behind barriers that got topped like nothing. Better to live halfway up a mountain.


The world's largest sea wall in Kamaishi were surmounted by the tsunami.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamaishi#2011_T.C5.8Dhoku_earthquake_an d_ tsunami

Not to mention the sea walls around the Fukushima power generation plants.
 
2013-08-11 08:42:06 AM

darwinpolice: FlyingLizardOfDoom: OK, STOP EVERYTHING. WHO DARED POST A LINK TO BEFOREITSNEWS.COM?

I was not aware of this site's existence.  Because of your comment, I poked around a bit, and holy shiat

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Are you ready for August's big event?  Have you prepared your body to receive more galactic energy and magic?  The sheeple aren't ready, but I am.  Or something.
 
2013-08-11 08:45:51 AM
Maybe I'm not nuanced enough in Japanese, but I was amused by the fact that the announcer continued to call it a "kanari ookina tsunami" ("rather large tsunami").  You'd think after a while he'd switch to a bit more extreme wording.

"Giant-ass-fark tsunami"
"Apocalyptic tsunami"
"Wave large enough to wash away your mom"
 
2013-08-11 08:54:53 AM

BizarreMan: At what point while you're sitting there, watching all the water come in, and buildings around you collapsing do you think that maybe your building might go away.


Or realize that you survived but are now surrounded by an ocean.


/And you have to take a dump
 
2013-08-11 08:56:29 AM

Braggi: BizarreMan: At what point while you're sitting there, watching all the water come in, and buildings around you collapsing do you think that maybe your building might go away.

Or realize that you survived but are now surrounded by an ocean.


/And you have to take a dump


In that video, everyone took a dump during it.

/I would have.
 
2013-08-11 09:06:42 AM
It struck me that the group was very quietly-spoken. It that had been recorded in the US, there would have been an OHMYGARD! every half minute, punctuated with the occasional HO-LEE CRAP.
 
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