Sunday, August 9, 2009

Earthquake in Tokyo

Alright. This is weird. I felt an earthquake this evening. It was my first one. Honestly, I wouldn't have noticed it if it wasn't for the fact that my wife yelled to me after dinner. I then saw the water in our glasses moving nd then I felt a few jolts. It's weird to actually feel your home move! Now; the quake hit Tokyo the hardest. It must have been fairly strong because Kobe is quite far from Tokyo.

I went to Twitter and saw that my Tokyo Peeps, although shaken (pardon the pun) all seem to be alright! "Ganbatte" to all the Tokyo folks!

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes Japan coast
(CNN) -- A strong earthquake struck off the south coast of Japan on Sunday night local time, "jolting Tokyo and wide areas of eastern Japan," the country's Kyodo news agency reported.

The 7.1 earthquake hit 200 miles (320 kilometers) south-southwest of Tokyo at 7:55 p.m. (6:55 a.m. ET), the United States Geological Survey reported.

Its epicenter was 188 miles (303 kilometers) deep, the USGS said.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported its magnitude as 6.9, Kyodo said.

There were no immediate reports of damage, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning.

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