Tsunami, Japanese inside a car

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+27 1. xemi commented 11 years ago

Horrific. I wonder what approach to the situation would be best: Stay ontop of your car, climb a tree, find a way on the roof of a nearby building. All that rubble moving around is a fatal accident waiting to happen if you're in the middle of it.
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-4 2. SamPsychedelic commented 11 years ago

I wonder what happened to that mitsubishi show room
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-6 3. cretia commented 11 years ago

I wonder how their radioactive fish export trade is going.
Then again alot of stuff would be radioactive and exported around the globe .
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+10 4. bishpuppy commented 11 years ago

amazing. good to know that cars don't just 'sink' to the bottom unless if you open the windows/doors.
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+30 5. datastreamdude commented 11 years ago

4. if you dont get the windows open quick, once under the water, you wont get them open at all, nowadays they are all electric and dont work under water.

last year i rescued an old dude from his car in a river , the central locking and electric windows trapped him in there when the car went under the water.
i got him out with a hammer through the window, he was fine.

crazy video, anyone got a translation?
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+4 6. Ritty5 commented 11 years ago

#5 That's my worry as well, lucky with my car I can unlock manually as well as central.... Other cars I go in are central only and well... yeah...

Scary thought to be in this situation!!!
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+10 7. Premtm commented 11 years ago

Very saddening to watch this video knowing the large number of people perished in this tsunami.
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-1 8. yajirou commented 11 years ago

Though I love the thrill after a earthquake but tsunamis can suck it. Horrible to just see that water and cars floats right in front of you at an intersection.
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-16 9. ridebmxx3 commented 11 years ago

we need Jesse ventura !!!!

Jessy ventura for president 2012!!!!
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+4 10. datastreamdude commented 11 years ago

6..Ritty5....i know what ya mean mate, after what i experienced i went to the local car spares shop and bought security window breakers for all out cars. they are very cheap.
dunno if ya know, but if you try break a modern car window you will be in for a shock, you can break it effortlessly with a proper security hammer, like this one .
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+7 11. mothali commented 11 years ago

Don't you hate it when drivers float around with their turn signal on???
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+3 12. Gorf commented 11 years ago

#10 is absolutely right - #6 you won't get a car door open even with manual unlocks if much of the door is below water.

You need to break a window, preferably one that is not under water, then just wait for the car to fill with water to the same level as outside. It takes courage - especially if the car is completely under water. It still takes more effort than usual to open the door, but fighting against water outside when there's none inside is impossible.
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+4 13. sux2bu commented 11 years ago

I wonder if this was a live feed that was being transmitted to the news studio or was the camera film footage found days later.
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0 14. Teqskater commented 11 years ago

You can get a car door open when the car is fully underwater and the car is full of water. You need to open your windows completely if you can or hammer them out so that your car fills up quickly and you can open you car doors quickly when its full.

Somehow this video looks like a themepark ride. But then the last few seconds hit hard. It isnt and you proparly would die. Would be nice to see a complete documentry about how to survive this with real examples. There must be enough on video.
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+2 15. dbomber69 commented 11 years ago

#5 Its not that the windows dont work its the fact that under water there might be a ton or more of water pressure pushing on the window making it impossible to open the window, electric or manual. That fact also makes it impossible to open the door until you hit bottom. Are you gonna want to wait for that to happen when you dont know how deep it is? What if its 1000 feet deep? You want to get out as fast as you can. If your fast in midair would be best. LOL
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0 16. datastreamdude commented 11 years ago

i think something like this was covered in the program , mythbusters.
they sunk a car in a swimming pool and ginger spent all day trying to get out.lol.
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+4 17. sirval commented 11 years ago

0:56 ... ops sorry forgot to close the door while running for my life
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0 18. akeem commented 11 years ago

I found it amazing how relaxed and calm the japanese conversation in the car seemed to be. I don't speak any japanese though. These forces are unbelievable.
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+1 19. sux2bu commented 11 years ago

#18 The speaker is a news commentator,not the driver.
Here is an update on this video.......

"Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 11 March 2011 earthquake hit in Japan. Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the Tsunami would travel, he continued to drive and do his job. The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake, but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the Tsunami. He escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater. His car and the camera have only recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavily damaged but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage."