Thursday, April 7, 2011

7.1 Quake Hits off Japan

Japan's 7.1 magnitude earthquake this morning reminded me of something a blogger who I follow wrote last month. She and her family recently lived in Japan for a few years before moving to Qatar at the beginning of this year.


People close to me know that my greatest fear was to experience a large earthquake in Japan. For the first year we were there, it was my routine every night before I went to sleep to go through my personal earthquake drill. I needed to know the location of my keys, shoes, and coat. I went through the plan of where we would go if we had to leave our house in a hurry, and just how I would wake the kids in the event we had to flee in the night. Then my final prayer before I slept would be for protection.

4 comments:

Kay said...

I believe it was 7.4. I just got a message from my cousin in Sendai. She said it really felt strong, but this time it generated only a 1 meter tsunami. Good grief!

Brad Farless said...

Every part of the world has its own dangers, but some much worse than others. I really feel bad for the Japanese. 2011 is not being a good year for them.

Kay said...

Ooooops! Sorry! I got the wrong information from Yahoo News:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110407/wl_nm/us_japan;_ylt=Aut7F4JxLbeMx3feqlK0JIxvaA8F;_ylu=X3oDMTI5cm84Y3E3BGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwNDA3L3VzX2phcGFuBGNwb3MDMgRwb3MDNARzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNhZnRlcnNob2Nrc2g-

My cousin said there was a small 1 meter tsunami generated, but now I'm hearing there wasn't any. I give up.

RONW said...

Kay- and it's an "aftershock"!! I guess everything after a 9 is becomes nothing in comparison. That's numerically. On the nerves is a different story.

Brad- and the year's not quite over, either. On top of all the reconstruction.