A huge whirlpool traps a boat in a harbour near Oarai City, Ibaraki Prefecture, north eastern Japan. The vortex, which lasted several hours, formed as water drained away after the tsunami and channels on the sea bed created the spinning water
Lightning strikes pine tree by . "I managed to catch this lightning strike on a pine tree last night. Fortunately, there was heavy rain at the time, so the fire was extinguished immediately." Golden, Colorado, US.