This morning’s brunch was interrupted by the building gently quietly swaying, without any warning. It started gently enough, and because I’ve been on enough trains recently, I didn’t think there was anything wrong with the room doing that. At first. Then I wondered maybe it was a train/truck driving by, until I remembered that despite all the nearby traffic in this large busy city, I’ve never felt any vibrations/rattles in the hotel at all.
Oh, that’s right. They get earthquakes here too.
Um. Wait. I’m on the 12th floor. In a city where I don’t speak the language. For lack of any better plan, I quickly finish getting dressed and put on my shoes. By then its all over. So I sit back down and finish my coffee.
(ps: usgs.gov reports it as 6.6, while the Washington Post reports it as 6.9, which would make it equal to the 6.9 earthquake that hit Loma Prieta in 1989.)
3 thoughts on “Earthquake during brunch in Tokyo”
But far enough that its JMA intensity is reported at 3 in Tokyo:
Not a big one.
A small one as glandium mentioned. http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/00000000091.html
It is still a strange feeling when it is your first time in Japan. But you get used to them. I have been almost missing them. The bigger the number is not necessary a good indicator. The depth, the movement, the distance are all factors which enter into play.
The “after-shock” is funny. We all have a moment of “What if”, and we suddenly feel very vulnerable. 🙂
Shaken not stirred eh? Enjoying your travel blog, hope all well your end, John K.
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