Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/17/2011

Japan nuclear crisis, tsunami and quake: In VIDEOS


This image made available from Tokyo Electric Power Co. via Kyodo News, shows the damaged No. 4 unit of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex in Okumamachi, northeastern Japan, on Tuesday. White smoke billows from the No. 3 unit. (AP)

Since a tsunami and 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan nearly a week ago, many anxious days have been spent looking for survivors, picking up the pieces in destroyed towns, and trying to head off a nuclear meltdown at the stricken Fukushima Daachi nuclear power plant. New footage of the reactors at the power plant and the tsunami’s wall of water are still emerging.

This terrifying and difficult-to-believe footage from FNN News purportedly shows the tsunami swallowing up a car in Asahi City in Chiba Prefecture. The video appears to have been shot by the driver of the car just as the vehicle is submerged by a massive wall of water. FNN News says the man survived the tsunami by running from the car and taking refuge on a hill, but that every time he experiences aftershocks, he feels terrified again. WATCH:

This aerial video reportedly shot by a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) employee aboard a Self-Defense Forces helicopter Wednesday at 4 p.m. (JST) shows the Fukushima reactors that are raising alarm over a possible nuclear meltdown. The video is shaky but the devastation is clear. WATCH:

This footage shows what Russia Today calls “apocalyptic scenes” in Japan’s worst-hit areas. WATCH:

This footage purportedly shows smoke rising from the Fukushima nuclear reactor on Wednesday. WATCH:

NOTE: Washington Post cannot independently verify the contents of these videos.

By  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/17/2011

 
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