I was in Japan on 3/11/2011 at the Tesudo Hatsubutsukan (Omiya Train Museum) during the Tohoku Earthquake. I was able to shoot video footage about 1 minute AFTER the shaking started. I added this video to youtube if the above one is not working. You can view it here.
These are some shots of the Fresh Hitachi Line train that traverses the JR Joban Line in Eastern Japan.