Sunday, March 25, 2007
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.