Shelves tipped over and paper on the floor of a staff room
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Japan earthquake: Amateur footage of Osato school

Amateur video has emerged of the moment Friday's devastating earthquake struck Japan.

Footage shows teachers inside a second floor staff room at Osato Junior High School in Miyagi prefecture as the earthquake hit.

Wesley Julian, who filmed the material, said the building was evacuated shortly afterwards.

The school is in the town of Osato, around 16 miles (25km) north of Sendai.