House shook a lot. Magnitude was 5.4.
The last one on the map, at about 11:30 pm, was a magnitude 5.7 and it was more of a long-ish rolling quake than a violent shake. So that’s 13 quakes in the last two days. No damage, but the increase in seismic activity this week sort of gets to you after a while. This last quake’s epicenter looks very close to Tokyo, and near the epicenter was a level 4 on the Japanese scale of 7.
There seems to be a bit of an increase in earthquakes this week. There ended up being 7 yesterday, and there have been 4 today so far of magnitude 4 or greater, three of them being greater than magnitude 5. Two were way down south, but the other two were in the same area as usual lately: Ibaraki, Fukushima, and they could be felt in Tokyo. No damage, just annoying after over 1800 of them.
Brr.. The snow is coming down now and my steps are treacherous. But I need to go out in an hour or 2 to run some errands somehow. And I think the cats are waiting for food under the stairs. What a mess.doug