Tsunami Created a Giant Whirlpool Off Coast of Japan

Watch a boat perilously drifting towards a giant whirlpool [YouTube] off the coast of Japan that was created by the earthquake and tsunami.

Elsewhere, cars, boats, and houses are being tossed like toys [YouTube] by the powerful waves.


Picture: Kyodo/Reuters

The Big Picture Blog over at The Boston Globe and Alan Taylor's new In Focus photo blog over at The Atlantic have many more pictures of the devastation.


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I just really hope they find more people alive than not in all of that wreckage. I know that's probably not realistic but gotta hope for it.
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I can't distance myself from this enough to say, "neat".
All I can think is, "horrifying" and, "run for your lives!".
My heart goes out to them.
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