This footage of the Japanese volcano on Mount Ontake erupting, proves beyond a shadow of doubt that there is a certain time where you put your phone back into your pocket and you run like f**k!
Apparently the hiker who shot this video is alive, but authorities have reported that there has been one confirmed hiker dead with dozens more unaccounted for.
Right from the outset you know you’re in for a scare with the pre-video warning for people who are faint of heart and that the makers will not take any responsibility for any injuries of illness caused by watching it’s content. That being said this is an extremely effective commercial for tyres which will no doubt enjoy a huge viral video success. Japan certainly knows how to market tyres.
Much has been said about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami over the past few days and many have struggled to find the words to clearly express how they feel about what appears to be one of the worst disasters in recent history. However some of the things which have been said, mostly online, have been pretty repugnant and fuelled by narrow minded hate, but the video above pretty much addresses the balance and certainly has restored our humanity in people.
Entitled simply Haiti Stands With Japan it documents the reactions of two young Haitian boys as they watch footage of the tsunami wiping out towns and villages on the news. On the filmmaker’s YouTube page a short description is given for the film: “Geoffery & Joseph had their home destroyed in the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Today they watched as Japan was devastated by the Tsunami. Despite having nothing, Geoff wishes he could help the children of Japan. What then should we, who have everything, do for the children of Japan and Haiti?”
Japanese coastline before and after the earthquake.
Following Friday’s enormous earthquake it appears that Japan’s entire coastline has been moved four metres further East.
BBC News online are reporting that experts claim the magnitude of the earthquake was so large it not only moved Japan 13ft further east but also: “shifted Earth on its axis by about 6.5 inches (16.5cm) and caused the planet to rotate somewhat faster, shortening the length of the day by about 1.8 millionths of a second.”
If the images and stories coming out of Japan weren’t terrifying enough this fresh slice of nightmarish information will now be keeping us awake for some time. Full article HERE.
As the death toll rises in Japan following the worst earthquake in their history and subsequent tsunami the world watches on in despair as heart breaking stories emerge from the disaster…well most of the world that is.
Sailing the high seas of the Internet is a wonderful job but just like everything in life it can get a little choppy out there and somewhat unpleasant. We’ve read and seen a lot of things on our cyber raids and journeys which we wish we hadn’t, but the screen grab below, pretty much takes the hate cake.
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This collection of vile and thoroughly hostile Facebook status comments exude animosity and revenge driven venom for not only the victims of this terrible tragedy but for Japan as a country. Why? Well Pearl Harbour of course. That’s right an act of war that happened nearly 70 years ago, regardless of the fact that most of the people caught up in this disaster weren’t even born back then. Really? This is how far we have come as a human race? If only these fucktards knew that they’re beloved games consoles come from that part of the world. (via Sometime Space)
UPDATE: Just to address the balance and prove that the Internet isn’t entirely populated with hate filled trolls, here’s some online reactions to those statements above and others like them on Buzzfeed.