Video of the Day: Japanese Skyscrapers Swaying During the Earthquake

This video currently making the rounds on Twitter shows how strict building codes, which require the enormous skyscrapers that can be found in many major Japanese cities to sway freely without toppling, may have saved thousands of lives when an 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit the island nation early this morning.

Via @TimeOutTokyo.

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