At 11:45AM JST, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan. It was centered 160 kilometers east of the Ojika Peninsula (Read more here).We felt it here in Tokyo. The earthquake lasted for almost 30 seconds and there was even an aftershock. The longest and strongest earthquake I've ever experienced in this country. I'll never get used to these effin' earthquakes. I got dizzy and Ate Rhodz was close to vomiting.
While the 5 of us (the only Filipinos/foreigners in the 6th floor of the building) were starting to grab our helmets in case the earthquake alarm goes on, some of our Japanese colleagues were joking around and laughing. Some were still working as if nothing's happening. What the F right? But they are used to it and they are confident that the building won't take damages at a certain intensity and it was designed and made for earthquakes.
The whole place was swaying. Si kuya mylo konting-konti na lang daw tatakbo na talaga. Si Kuya kim pangiti-ngiti pero kitang-kita mo sa mata na gusto na ring tumakbo. Ako as usual was already panicking inside. I was holding my mobile phone very tight, starting to pray and was thinking of my loved ones in the Philippines. Nerbiyosa much. Pasensha na. Siguro kung lumindol pa ulit pagkatapos nung aftershock umiyak nako. After the earthquake that happened in New Zealand sinong namang hindi ninenerbiyosin sa lindol? dabah?
Anyway we're still good and no harm was done. Thank God. I can't wish that it won't happen again because as long as Japan lies on the Ring of Fire, earthquake will just be a common thing. I'm just hoping for low magnitudes. Magnitudes that will not bring any damage. Magnitudes so low that you will not feel any movement. Please.