What can you say? The devastation simply won't fit into the human imagination. Perhaps this is a sobering reminder that we exist only upon the sufferance of--call it 'Nature,' 'Fate' or 'God.' Maybe this type of thing is meant to show us what's really important.
The Japanese people are tough, resilient and adaptable. They will rebuild, make no mistake. But prayers will likely not go amiss in this, their time of crisis.
Sometimes, eloquence fails me. This is one of those times. May God be with the sons and daughters of the Rising Sun.
Via TLR, I present six and a half minutes of hell:
UPDATE: The inimitable Brigid gives us a unique take on the vibe of Nippon.