Hi everyone. I just wanted to send out a message saying that I am ok after today’s massive Earthquake in Japan. I live about 300km from the badly affected Sendai, but I most definitely still felt it. It. was. scary. I was in my apartment (4th floor) so things were pretty crazy. It was horrible feeling so helpless and having no idea what was going to happen (I’ve never been in an earthquake before). I only experienced 2 aftershocks…a girl I know who lives closer experienced 15!
At first I felt dizzy, like I was going to faint…then I realised it wasn’t my head that was spinning, it was everything! It wasn’t like anything in the movies!…Everything was wobbling around in circles. I spoke to a Japanese friend and she said that earthquakes can have 3 different ‘feelings’….1. Like everything is wobbling around in circles. 2. Everything is going up and down. and 3. Everything zig-zigs back and forth sideways. Today I experienced the first.
I was so very lucky to have Skype open at the time to Brad. We weren’t actually talking to each other, the video chat was just open on the computer and were both doing stuff around our houses. When it started I was like ‘Brad, BRAD!!!’ and he got to the computer screen pretty quick. I am so thankful that I wasn’t ‘alone’ when it happened, it would have been even more frightening if I was.
There is no damage to anything where I live, but I’m watching the horrible devastation on the internet news 😦 I have heard from all my friends in my training group, except one who lives close to Tokyo 😦 The power and communications might still be out so I’m hoping that’s why.