A Local Perspective on Life in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Quake Only Rumble in Tsukuba

Whenever there is news of a sizable earthquake anywhere in Japan, I like to send a note to my friends and family back home in Canada to let them know that I am okay. Often the earthquake may be as far away as Hokkaido, but when my family hears “Japan”, they think “Shaney”, so they tend to panic whenever they hear about anything dangerous happening in Japan.

The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1, struck the north of coast of Ishikawa prefecture just before 10 a.m., according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. Buildings shook violently for about half a minute.

So, just to let our readers and their families know, the earthquake that hit Ishikawa was only felt as a small rumble in Tsukuba. We are all safe here (as far as I can tell by looking out my window).

Read the full story: Quake in Japan kills 1, injures 40

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