Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011  

National Geographic Documentaries Witness: Disaster In Japan

The world watched in horror on March 11, 2011 as the fourth largest earthquake ever recorded crippled Japan and triggered a massive tsunami that swallowed entire communities, leaving an unprecedented catastrophe in its wake. All the while, amateur videographers, news crews, tourists and countless others were recording the sights and sounds of the unfolding chaos. Witness: Disaster in Japan is ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/02/2016

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News in Review - April 2011 Japan and the Nuclear Nightmare

In early March 2011, a massive earthquake rocked a large area of northern Japan. The quake was followed by a huge tsunami that killed thousands of people and badly damaged a nuclear power plant. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the quake aftermath and at the desperate attempts to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
  • 2011
  • 00:15:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/27/2014

The Nature of Things Journey to the Disaster Zone: Japan 311

David travels to Sendai, the city nearest the epicenter of the quake, where he witnesses the dynamic relationship between science and nature.  This place has a long history of monitoring earthquakes because it’s a highly active seismic region. Here, at their sophisticated deep earth seismic monitoring lab, David learns that the equipment was not designed to measure a quake over ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013