Sunday, March 25, 2007

Hokuriku Earthquake

As picked up by the seismographs of the USGS. The great Ishikawa Earthquake of 2007 hit us at 9:42 AM this morning, and clocked in at an impressive 6.2 Magnitude. Travis and I went out with a few people last night, and were sound asleep when the apartment started to shake rather violently. We were woken up, and I have to admit it was a little freaky. The apartment was shaking for a good 30 seconds, and I could hear some of the rampant clutter in my place shaking loose and falling. While it is a pretty efficient alarm, it is not the way you want to wake up on a Sunday morning! The aftershocks conspired to keep us all awake, though I'll admit I tried to go back to sleep. Luckily I'm safe, but it was a little disconcerting to have people in Nagoya, which is way on the other side of Japan from Kanazawa, texting me to see if I was ok. After the main shock, I leaned over and mentioned to Travis that we had just been bemoaning Kanazawa's lack of earthquakes! According to the BBC, there is a Tsunami warning issued for Ishikawa, but no reports of damage or casualties yet.


Island Auntie said...

Blizzards! Earthquakes! Tsunamis! Maybe you need to think about changing the name of your blog to "Stalked by Mother Nature" or something to that effect.

羽之助 said...

We got nice shakes almost every week last year ... but recently, absolutely nothing here in Iwate. How boring!