Earth opens, shuts, gurgles – Brent Kooi explains his experience of the quake as he films the ground open and shut. Despite a seemingly composed narration, this video is anything but calm as the cracks in the earth and sidewalks gurgle up water.
Quake sloshes water from pool – A man working pool maintenance at a U.S. Navy base pulled out his iPhone to shoot this during the quake. This video shows water cascading down steps from the pool as the man makes his way out of the facility.
'Looks like a bomb hit it' – After major shaking had stopped, Sean Crownover surveys his apartment in Tokyo where everything has been smashed and knocked over.
Quake rattles train – Once again, in what seems to be a terrifying situation, everyone remains relatively calm. This video was taken by iReporter Derek Schanze, who was visiting his father in Tokyo. He says at first he didn't realize how serious it was.