Video of whirlpool off coast of Japan

A helicopter above a bay on the east coast of Japan shot this video. It shows a harbor boat perilously close to the eye of a whirlpool. The tsunami that struck Japan earlier today created this whirlpool. That tsunami, in turn, was triggered by the 8.9 magnitude earthquake near Japan.

It is not known whether anyone was on board the boat.

March 11, 2011

Like what you read?
Subscribe and receive daily news delivered to your inbox.

Your email address will only be used for EarthSky content. Privacy Policy
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

More from 

Deborah Byrd

View All