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Japan earthquake: YouTube news videos show damage, massive tsunami [Updated]

March 11, 2011 |  7:44 am

An 8.9 earthquake has struck Japan, taking the lives of hundreds of people and being followed by a tsunami with frighteningly high tidal waves.

Here's a bit of video posted by news organizations on YouTube, owned by Google, displaying some of the natural disaster.

Tsunami slams Japanese coast after quake, from the Associated Press

Giant tsunami eats boat as earthquake hits Japan, from RussiaToday

Scientist Describes Tsunami Danger, from the Associated Press

Raw Video: Tsunami reaches Hawaii, from the Associated Press

[Updated at 8:05 a.m.: More videos added, seen below, from RussiaToday, also known as RT.

RussiaToday is a English-language news channel funded by the Russian government.

On YouTube, the organization describes itself as being "set to show you how any story can be another story altogether. Broadcasting over six continents and 100 countries, our coverage focuses on international headlines, giving an innovative angle set to challenge viewers worldwide.

The channel is government-funded but shapes its editorial policy free from political and commercial influence. Our dedicated team of news professionals unites young talent and household names in the world of broadcast journalism."]

Eyewitnesses of Japan quake talk to RT from Tokyo, from RussiaToday

Scary footage: Tsunami waves raging, buildings burn after 8.9 Japan earthquake, from RussiaToday

Japan earthquake: CCTV video of tsunami wave hitting airport, from RussiaToday

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

twitter.com/nateog

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