May 26, 2003


OK, I'm at work on the 21F and I've NEVER, after all these years, felt such a's been going on for a few minutes and is REALLY freaking me out. My hands are kinda shaking. The walls are making squeaking noises. I feel a bit queasy. The whole office is going home now so me too. The emergency announcement in the building just announced the building is OK. The earthquake was a biggie in the Tohoku region and was a 4 in Tokyo. Can't imagine what a 6 would be like.

Posted by Mie at May 26, 2003 06:32 PM | TrackBack

I shit myself too!!

That was the longest lasting tremour since my arrival in Tokyo (October 2000)!

Damn!! Maybe I should go home to London!

Posted by: Eddie at May 26, 2003 06:45 PM

My four story mansion was shaking so hard the dishes were rattling. I would hate to have been in a skyscraper!!

Posted by: mark at May 26, 2003 08:46 PM

Just called my in-laws in Matsudo-shi, Chiba. They are fine although also freaked. It was the strongest and lasted the longest they can remember.

Take care ! Prepare that emergency kit tonight.

Posted by: ジョージ at May 26, 2003 08:55 PM

Did it really last over a minute? I've only felt one as long as ~15 seconds.

Just say 'No' to earthquakes!

Posted by: Dav at May 27, 2003 02:34 AM

The news said it lasted for 1min 30secs.
In Tokyo, I guess it lasted...... like..... 1min (???)

Posted by: Eddie at May 27, 2003 11:52 AM

This is a bit scary, considering I've applied to Tohoku University in Sendai for a study abroad program starting in October... I hope there aren't any big quakes while I'm there!

Posted by: Jeff H at May 27, 2003 02:14 PM

Sorry to hear that... I hope you're ok now.
I wish I could find something clever to say to make you feel better... I've never experienced an earthquake so I can't even start to imagine how frightening it might be.
Take care of yourself.

Posted by: Mr. X at May 27, 2003 03:34 PM

Saw the pictures on the BBC news. Looked awful. My wife and I were in Tokyo in 1999. Really hope that the "big" one never comes, we loved the people and the place. Good luck.

Posted by: tom at May 28, 2003 04:09 PM

Dear Mie San,
It wasn`t that bad, on the ground
floor in Nerima-ku, but the t.v. showed the
stores in Sendai, had a lot of things knocked
on the floor.
I wouldn`t want to be in your office
if we get a #6 here,ne!

Posted by: KUMA at May 29, 2003 10:20 AM

Take care everybody----!!!!!!!(>c

Posted by: ai at August 22, 2003 12:09 PM
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