Earthquake in Kofu

In the morning, I came back home for a short while for the inspection of fire alarms in the apartment. Otherwise, I was working on the documents in front of my PC in my office.

At 2:46 PM, the earthquake started.  I instantly noticed that it was unusual; the frequency was too long.  I felt as if I were on a boat.  It stopped and restarted.  I imagined it could be a very big  one, although I kept working, thinking what happens happens.

After the earthquake stopped, I received a call to my office phone.  It was Katya.  She said the cell phone was not working.  She must have felt very scared.  She told me she was hiding herself in a car with holding Maya-san.  Knowing the restriction of the cell phone use, I now noticed how big the earthquake was.

Internet news was no so fast.  TV and radio must have been giving the news faster.  Internet gradually started to show the disaster.

After I came back home, Katya told me her parents were very worried.  She received a lot of e-mails, too, asking about how she was.

Fortunately for us, the earthquake gave little harm to Kofu.  The intensity was 5 on the Japanese scale, which is large but not disastrously large.

However, I was once living in Sendai, one of the most damaged cities, for more than 10 years.  I know the places on TV and felt very sorry.

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2 Responses to Earthquake in Kofu

  1. AdelaideBen says:

    Good to hear that all of you are well – but I fear that there’s many many 100′s (1000′s) out there that are suffering right now. The footage is horrible – and I fear that we’ve only seen a little bit of the real situation. It’s amazing to think just how much destruction the tsunami can produce after the event… and knowing how there’s often small coastal villages that would have been directly in the path of the waves, it is scary to think what has happened to them.

    My brother-in-law was pretty freaked out in Tokyo… and my wife’s parents were scared (and that’s a reasonable distance away in Sapporo). I can imagine that this is going to be a big job to rebuild from – but unfortunately the human toll can be changed.

  2. Muravej says:

    Thank you, Ben, for your concern about us.
    Very fortunately for us, life in Kofu is not dangerous now; one old lady got injured because of the quake.
    However, to Japan as a whole, the earthquake gave much bigger damages than I expected yesterday.
    It is 8:30 PM on March 12. Not everything is known yet. Earth still trembles.

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