3/11 On-Site Disaster Videos: The Day We Will Never Forget

"March 11th"...A vast amount of footage was filmed that day by many people, including disaster victims. Prior to the first anniversary, NHK has been collecting and analyzing such footage to construct a review of the day. Images previously unreleased provide a new perspective on exactly what happened, including how people behaved and the nationwide impact of the unprecedented three-minute-long earthquake and the tsunami that followed. The images clearly illustrate the characteristics of the seismic waves and show how cars and people were unable to move during the time between the quake and the arrival of the tsunami.