Japanese skyscrapers swaying in an earthquake

This was during the 2011 Sendai earthquake

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+34 1. mikeyboyzee commented 10 years ago

if i worked in a skyscraper in Japan, i'd probably invest in a parachute.
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+35 2. Benassi-MBeon commented 10 years ago

Pretty amazing engineering :O
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+10 3. bejzik commented 10 years ago

earthquake ..level asian :x
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+13 4. smi commented 10 years ago

People in the background just having a casual conversation. No big deal... :S
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+5 5. calzone commented 10 years ago

insane but the building that the filmer is standing on is not moving
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+5 6. MajorIdea commented 10 years ago

Ahhhh. Look how relaxing that must be. Just gently swaying in the wind. I bet everyone inside is super chill and serene. In fact, I probably take a nap and just be gently rocked by the world. How nice. O:)
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+5 7. samxgx commented 10 years ago

#5, actualy i think both buildings are moving in different directions due to different frequencies which makes it look like such big movements. from the other side it would look the same...
also like when you are not sure which is moving, your train or the one on the other track?
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+3 8. cameramaster commented 10 years ago

I don't care how much those buildings are designed to sway......you are NOT getting me up in one!
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0 9. huldu commented 10 years ago

Don't these type of buildings stand on huge hydraulics? Just in case a earthquake would take place.
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+2 10. AssieChris commented 10 years ago

Thankyou Mr Engineer.
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+1 11. bella1 commented 10 years ago

Who says concrete does not flex
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+1 12. ErGo_404 commented 10 years ago

Most skyscrapers sway just because of the wind. And most of the time you don't even feel it while inside the building.
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0 13. iovnzu commented 10 years ago

This reminds me of a nightmare...
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0 14. Sizzlik (admin) commented 10 years ago

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0 15. Unknown commented 10 years ago

That squeaking noise in the background is the scary part. Sounds like a sinking ship.
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0 16. Syrup commented 10 years ago

I was in Osaka when this earthquake happened. The ground was like slow moving water and the University building I was in was swaying like this video. It's the weirdest experience, because it makes you feel sea sick before you even realise that it's an earthquake.