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2011 Japan Tsunami: the view from the town office of Yamada

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Published on Apr 26, 2012

[Here's the stabilized version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHeZ8k... ]

This video was recorded from the balcony of the town office of Yamada, Iwate Prefecture.
Here's the timeline showed on the screen:

(0:00) 14:46 The earthquake happened.
(0:24) 15:22 The tsunami started flowing over the seawall.
(0:53) 15:28 The tsunami started invading into the central area of the town.
(6:04) 15:38 Around the town office of Yamada, just after the tsunami's destruction. (The fire has already started burning.)
(7:11) 16:05 Emergency announcement: warning the arrival of the second waves of the tsunami.
(8:07) 16:25 The fire spreading in the central area of the town.
(8:40) 21:45 The fire still spreading.

The location: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=iwate+y...

The official website of Yamada Town:
http://www.town.yamada.iwate.jp/01_ga...

The original videos are available at:
http://www.e-sanriku.com/sinsaivideo....

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