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Woman crouches on street during massive earthquake in Japan

(CBS) A YouTube video shows what appears to be a family grappling with Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country Friday.

The video begins inside a home with a scene of chaos - boxes crash to the floor, screams are heard, pictures frames rattle on the walls.

The videographer races outside as people in the house yell back and forth. Figures are seen dashing to the front door.

Once outside, a woman becomes visible. She looks terrified and is crouched on the street.

She stays there until the earthquake appears to stop. Then, turns to her cell phone - the process of checking in with loved ones begins.

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