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Trapped in a Car during the Japan Tsunami: Dash Cam Captures the Terror [Video]

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This recently released footage, taken on-board a car, shows how quickly the floodwaters surged onto the streets during the March 11 tsunami. Motorists had little time to react, and the way vehicles floated and bobbed reveal the tremendous power of the tsunami.

The driver of this car survived. British broadcaster ITN provided the English translations from the original Japanese news video.

Our past coverage of the Japan earthquake and tsunami is in this in-depth report.

Philip Yam About the Author: Philip Yam is the managing editor of Follow on Twitter @philipyam.

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  1. 1. ThePeakOilPoet 3:53 pm 12/10/2011

    Amazing how well sealed modern cars are. Whatever model he was driving i want one.


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  2. 2. ntn152207 1:02 pm 12/13/2011

    It was extremely terrible…

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