Today around lunchtime we were jousted up again with fear like many times last year. Honestly I did not expect to hear the same sound again this year… Mobile phones gave this wailing warning signal that a bigger earthquake is expected to hit in the next few seconds. At the end the ground shook less than expected – most likely barely a 2 in Tokyo, but the panic, alert level has not changed compared to last year.
According to the Mainichi Shinbun the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 jolted northeastern Japan (based on the Japan Meteorological Agency) took place at 12:20 p.m. with a focus off the coast of Fukushima at a depth of about 20 kilometers. More details then otherwise about the location can be found on the link below:
Everything is fine and I have no reason to complain. Sometimes I simply wish all the memories related to March 11 2011 would never pop up again.
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