More than 18,000 people in japan were killed by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and consequent tsunami that hit Northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The massive earthquake had more than 250 aftershocks. An amateur video acquired by an American visitor visiting a park when the earthquake hit displays how forceful the ground can be. The ground can clearly be seen opening and closing, with few regions erupting water to the surface. This is an outcome of a geological occurrence recognized as liquefaction. When saturated soil goes through high pressure, the water upsurges intensely. This sources the soil particles to move more easily, basically acting more like a liquid than a solid.