Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 8.11 earthquake hit. Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the tsunami would travel, he continued to drive and do his job after the earthquake struck. The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the tsunami.
He escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater. His car and the camera have only recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavily damaged but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage.
The Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB) recorded the sound of the earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, March 11. It was processed by LIDO (Listening to the Deep Ocean Environment). The signal has been accelerated 16 times so we humans can actually hear it. The spectrogram shows the intensity and frequency of the sound. Turn up your subs, close your eyes, and imagine the destruction. Click here to listen to the original recording.
LIDO underwater recording of the 9.0 Japan Earthquake
The amount of devastation from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan is astonishing. Scores of people have lost their lives and the destruction is flabbergasting.
If you would like to help the people of Japan right away, I would recommend the Red Cross. Be careful donating to unknown organizations. You can vet charities on websites such as CharityNavigator.org and the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (bbb.org/us/charity).
The American Red Cross – Click here
You can give $10 by texting “Red Cross” to 90999. The donation will be automatically added to your phone bill.
Amazing video of tsunami destruction here:
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