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Japan Earthquake — Old Video Of Tsunami From Kamaishi City, Japan Resurfaced With False Claims: Fact-Check 

A video purporting to be from the most recent earthquake in Japan shows cars floating by huge waves caused by tsunami.

Verified accounts on twitter, including Berlin (“@Toxicity_______“) also claimed the same that the video is from the recent Earthquake in Japan. The user asked everyone to Pray for Japan after attaching the video in the post. The tweet was made on Jan 1, 2024, which has received an about 56k views on X.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

In actuality, this video was captured during the 2011 tsunami that destroyed Kamaishi City. It is not a recent video at all.

The video was uploaded in Youtube on April 27, 2021.

Check out the full Video:

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:


Influencers are circulating old videos of earthquakes to create panic. A video of floating cars by huge waves caused by a powerful tsunami has been shared, claiming to be from the recent Earthquake in Japan. After proper research, analysis and fact-checking, we have discovered that this video was taken during the 2011 tsunami that swept through Kamaishi City.


Fact : This video was actually taken during the 2011 tsunami that absorbed Kamaishi City.

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