Today, there was a magnitude 7.3 earthquake off the coast of Tohoku in northern Japan. It happened near the same spot as the 3/11 earthquake last year. This time, it wasn’t so big, but it was the biggest earthquake I’ve felt in quite some time. It was still a big earthquake.
Here in Kanagawa, it was a 3 on the Japanese intensity scale, which basically means we felt a lot of shaking. It was quite long, too. Up in Tohoku, TV newscasters were urging people to evacuate the coast, remember 3/11. There was a tsunami warning issued, and a 1 metre wave hit the coast. It could have been worse.
To everyone around the world, and especially to my friends and family in Canada, USA and elsewhere, we’re fine. There’s no damage. Our evening is carrying on as usual. So don’t worry!
Ever wonder what an earthquake feels like? Check out this description on my other blog.