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    Strong quake rocks Tokyo

    Hey Stu, I hope everything is allright with you and your family.

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    Thanks yeah we are just fine, a little turf surfing

    I know a 6.9M is nothing to laugh at, but no damage that I've heard of yet. It was quite deep and the first thump was something else, we were all in the park, just as the summer festival was winding up, and it felt like some underground giant hit the ground below our feet with a large mallet, and then it went on and on, but nothing to serious. It was actually 3 quakes with in about 20 minutes.

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    I saw that news on Yahoo just a minute ago and was going to ask also.
    Must be a strange sensation. Glad y'all are OK.

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    Yes they can be fun I don't miss em a bit. Glad all is OK.
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    Stu,

    USGS is now saying 7.1, but 303 kilometres deep and 170 K off the coast. Still, by any measure, that's a big one. Glad everyone's ok!

    I like your description: it felt like some underground giant hit the ground below our feet with a large mallet! Let's hope the blow relieved the pressure for a good long while!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    that giant must have been pretty stressed huh to much turning going on over there glad all is well and yu dint fall down stu.
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    I'm glad it hadn't any consecuences, I still remember in 1979 I was in Hiroshima and I was woken up thinking that someone was shaking my bed, it wasn't the bed but the whole building shaking and the door frames squeaking.

    Quite an experience for a 19 year old that was abroad for the first time.
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    Glad you and your family are fine. Trust you didn't lose too many bottles in the L Store. (Oh, that's right, you made tremor proof wine racks.)

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    It's good to hear that you and your family are okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    I'm glad it hadn't any consecuences, I still remember in 1979 I was in Hiroshima and I was woken up thinking that someone was shaking my bed, it wasn't the bed but the whole building shaking and the door frames squeaking.

    Quite an experience for a 19 year old that was abroad for the first time.
    Never been to Japan, but my first quake was same sensation... I had just moved into an apartment on second floor in San Carlos, CA... I worked the midnight shift and was sleeping days when it hit... thought sure someone had broken in and was shaking the bed... then the windows rattled and I knew what was happening.

    Stu, glad all well with you and the family.
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