June 20th, 2005

A fairly strong quake just hit. Not so much as to make anything fall, but it shook pretty strongly here, in the higher range of strong earthquakes as they tend to go in this region. Enough to make me worry about bolting for a few seconds, at least.

Preliminary reports have it as a 5.1 on the Richter scale, centered on the coastline of Chiba, about 70-100 km east of where I live. On the Japanese scale, it’s a 4 in Chiba, and a 3 in Tokyo and Kanagawa. NHK is talking about it–it was strong enough for them to interrupt broadcasting and show maps and pictures of building-top cameras swaying.

Always interesting when the world shakes.

Update: the quake has been upgraded to a 5.6 on the Richter scale.

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  1. YouKnowWho
    June 20th, 2005 at 05:52 | #1

    Are you worried about a “big one”?

    Jackson Guilty or Not Guilty?

  2. niji
    June 20th, 2005 at 07:29 | #2

    here is a real time japan area earthquake map.
    since the url is in real time, you may need to scroll back 1 or more times to view the commented earthquake event.


  3. BlogD
    June 20th, 2005 at 12:14 | #3


    Yes, I know about that site, and I accessed it last night. You can also go to Hi-Net’s site for what might be even better information.


    To question1: No, it’ll come when it comes. I grew up in California, so I’m used to the idea.

    To question 2: I couldn’t care less.

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