Tsunami in Japan destroys mass of cars ready for shipping

12 years, 2 months ago - 14 March 2011
Tsunami in Japan destroys mass of cars ready for shipping
Colossal damage an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and closely following tsunami could incur on a densely packed island nation such as Japan. While we struggle to wrap our minds around such catastrophic levels of destruction, one particular image strikes a chord with us auto-obsessive types.

Clearly, the levelling of a couple hundred cars pales in comparison to the actual loss of lives caused by Japan's most recent natural disaster, but, in automotive terms at least, this is the kind of image that can make a big impression on our often one-track minds.

The image seen above was taken above Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture, and we don't have any information as to which manufacturer's cars were located here.

Here you can see a video of the shipping area after tsunami