Awesome Tsunami footage

My brother Bob, just forwarded me this:

From: “Russell Schweickart”

Date: March 28, 2011 2:47:37 AM PDT

This is the most complete… and amazing view of the tsunami I’ve seen. And right at the very end is the first, and only shot I’ve seen of the water receding. I think the reason that we haven’t seen the normal tsunami sequence.. ebb, flood, ebb, flood, etc. is that the seawall along the Japanese coast… something like 3-5 meters high… eliminated it. I.e., once the water got over the seawall (since it was 7-10 meters high), it stayed there… the seawall blocking it from receding back out to sea. What an irony!

Aerial video of the wave that hit Japan.

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Awesome Tsunami footage

  1. It is incredible to watch as the wave just keeps going and going and going. And the incoming wave is only half the problem — a friend of a friend was trapped in his flooded home during hurricane Ivan — he said that when the water began to recede, he had to hold on for dear life to keep from being sucked out with all the retreating water.

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