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Sharp Quake, Centered in Tokyo

May 9th, 2010

A few minutes ago, I was sitting in my new room and felt a few small tremors. I was going to shout, “quake!” to Sachi when BAM, the building shook hard, but only for a second or two–then it stopped. A quick, sharp jolt like that often indicates a small quake with a close-by epicenter, and that’s what this was. Early reports have the quake striking at 1:33 pm, the epicenter under Nishi-Ogikubo (revised epicenter: Takaido), with an intensity of 4.0 on the Richter scale.

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  1. gsw
    May 14th, 2010 at 04:18 | #1

    I hope your new place is not stradling a fault line !

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