posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:39 AM
Yes, the 7.9 shook Japan from the northern island of Hokkaido to Saga Prefecture on the major southern island of Kyushu. Basically the whole length of
Japan. I'm in Osaka and our building was subject to a nice long slow rocking that reminded me very much of the only time I ever got seasick helping
on trawler in Long Island Sound. Watching the Japanese earthquake reports, we in Japan got hit several times in quick succession, with some 7.0's
also mixed in. Glad I'm far away, but I'd rather be much much farther, someplace where the earth doesn't shake. Then again, it seems like they've
been doing earthquake drills and preparedness programs on TV more often recently, so maybe the scientists know more than they're telling.
On a lighter(??) note, we supposedly had an earthquake warning system installed but it didn't go off this time, or last time either. It's supposed
to say "Earthquake warning: Earthquake in 10 sec........5...4...3...2...1" The only thing I could think of when they were testing it was basically
it's "Earthquake warning: Kiss your a.. goodbye in 5..4..3..2..1" because there's no way to get out of the building with such a short warning.