Incredible: Japan's skyscrapers swaying during an 8.9 quake

There's no nation better prepared for a quake than Japan. The nation has invested billions, in fact, in seawalls designed to stymie the power of a tsunami to skyscrapers built to sway instead of snapping or crumbling. Sway they did, looking like trees in a strong wind during Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday.

It's eerie to watch, but even eerier to imagine being inside, watching the world move around you and realizing that you're hundreds of feet above the ground in a tower. At the same time, we haven't heard of any of them coming down — fires and damage, yes — which in itself is pretty amazing.

Check it out in the video below.

Via Boing Boing

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