Another big one? Well, no.

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.


Filed under Daily Life, Japan

8 responses to “Another big one? Well, no.

  1. I’m glad that you’re fine. I was surprised at that big quake.We’re also safe.

  2. Good to know u are ok mAN . I was there during 3/11 and it was scary. Take care .

  3. Pr0m3th3u5

    Wishing you and everyone in Japan the best of fortunes.

    Heads-Up though … this is how the March 11, 2011 earthquake started with several 6.0 – 7.2 foreshocks on March 9, 2011.

    Be safe !

  4. Pr0m3th3u5

    It is quite the cluster that is happening right on the point front of the junction of the Pacific and NA plates. I would take this seriously and be prepared to bug out if necessary. I don’t mean to be alarmist but this is concentrated activity on a single point.

    • That’s common after earthquakes. After the earthquake of 3/11/11, there were numerous aftershocks for weeks, several times a day. It’s quite normal. Anyway, nowhere to bug out to. Where I live, it’s pretty safe from an earthquake in that location.

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