That was one of the biggest earthquakes I’ve felt in a long time

I hope that was it, and not a precursor. I was in the shower and first I heard banging. I thought Pao had come downstairs and was banging on the dining room door wanting something. Then I felt the unmistakable shaking. I opened the bathroom door to the sink area and saw the vanity mirror doors rocking and a big bottle of Listerine looked like it was going to fall down. My thought was, “I hope I don’t have to run outside in the cold with just this towel on.”

Pao was asleep upstairs and came running down. It took about a minute but then started dying down. But I could feel motion for several minutes. He wasn’t barking then, but is now for some reason.

The reports are coming in on the news now. Apparently a Shindo 6 on the Japanese scale of 1 to 7. Shindo 4 here in Tokyo. Magnitude 7.1. Off the coast of Fukushima. Friends are saying their cell phone alarms went off.

I don’t know if there is damage yet, but the news is reporting on it non-stop now. I think my house is ok.


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