New YouTube video reveals destructive power of Japanese Tsunami after earthquake

Waves of water toss aside cars

(WXYZ) - A YouTube video is showing the destructive power of the tsunami that hit Japan following last week's 9.0 earthquake.

Already viewed almost 2.5 million times, the video starts out deceptively with the water seeming to creep up the street towards the camera. As it advances towards the cameraman, more and more debris can be seen in the water, and the material keeps growing in size.

Beginning with various loose objects, you can eventually see vehicles being carried away by the water. At first it's just small cars, but they rapidly grow in size until a large truck and an overturned boat can be seen.

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As the video progresses you can see buildings begin to move. As with the vehicles, at first the buildings are small, but they get larger until eventually a moderate size house can be seen being pushed up the street almost entirely intact.

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