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Japan Earthquake: Amazing Video Of Tokyo High-Rise Buildings Swaying

There is so much incredibly bad earthquake related news coming out of Japan at the moment, which now includes the recent nuclear power plant explosion at Fukushima (video).

I thought I’d post this relatively good news story, amidst the still unfolding devastation. Embedded is a video from YouTube user escot2008 in Tokyo. The video shows a cluster of huge high-rise buildings in Tokyo swaying an incredible amount.

This seems like an amazing feat of engineering to have high-rise buildings sway from side–to–side so much, but not topple. It must be a terrifying sensation to be in one of these buildings as this is occurring, but much better than the alternative! It’s good to know tall buildings can stand up to a quake of this magnitude.

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