I guess with the onset of things such as youtube, it is getting easier by the day to observe how truly awesome and powerful nature is. I was looking for footage after I read an article in the New York Times that mentioned how much video coverage was being posted online.
Here is the NYT article http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/video-of-the-earthquake-and-tsunami-in-japan/?scp=2&sq=japan%20youtube&st=cse
I think that perhaps the most interesting thing is the comments on the youtube clip. I think events like this really open peoples eyes to the devastating power of nature.