Random thoughts, comments, observations and general fluff from a random bint who left London at the end of September 2004 to embark on a new life and new adventures in Tokyo, land of the cute.... and is leaving mid-June 2010 - and counting!

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Another earthquake

This morning we had another earthquake. This was a big shakey one but at 4.45 in the morning I couldn't really be bothered to be worried about it - there's been too many since I've been here anyway and these apartments are pretty good to withstand smaller ones. Apparantly it was a locally based quake, which is really good news, as it means it wasn't the aftershock of some massive one elsewhere - ie we felt the Niigata one here... And of course with The Big One being imminent, or not, nothing can really be done anyway. I've no intention of worrying. Much. And certainly no intention of leaving Japan because of them. All part of the experience I say; though they are becoming pretty frequent.

Apparantly there are 5000+ in Japan every year, many of which can't be felt by people. Now that's something to think about. Or not think about...


Blogger Elspeth said...

like you say you cant do anything about them, so enjoy yourself!

2:53 pm

Blogger Bonanza JellyBean said...

I actually remember the earthquakes in Japan. I was very, very young while living there. It's probably the reason why I'm not afraid of them now. I'm used to them.

12:26 pm

Blogger darth said...

i was always so surprised at how blase people acted when earthquakes occurred in tokyo...we get them here in california of course, but they cause so much more excitement here..there it was so taken for granted...

9:09 am


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