I never saw the ground breathe before — and I don’t think I ever want to see it again.
This is some stunning video (shot and narrated by one very calm person, I might add) taken in Central Park in Tokyo during the recent earthquake. Yes, during.
At various points in the video, you see cracks in the ground and sidewalk widen and shrink, almost as if the Earth were breathing. As the camera pans around, the videographer also talks about the water coming up through the cracks, filling in areas of the park.
Knowing what we do about the earthquake’s ultimate effects makes the video all the more frightening, almost like the beginning of a horror movie. Watch it.
4/6 update - The video works again. Pointed the link to the original CNN iReport video instead of a YouTube copy.