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Thursday, March 10, 2011

the life in the ring of fire

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.

Oyasumi!

9 comments:

khantotantra said...

better prepared than sorry. Okay na yung nakakapag handa kayo. ingat lagi.

YanaH said...

thank God nothing happened.
thank God ure safe...

be alert po..


www.lifes-a-twitch.com

nyabach0i said...

hala naman! buti naman nothing happened. keep safe. :)

Michael said...

Oo nga pala, masyadong prone ang Japan sa earthquake, buti na lang, kahit kasama ang Pilipinas sa ring of fire, hindi pa ako nakaranas ng lindol.

Isa pa pala, sikolet, tanong ko lang kung paano mo ni-delete iyong mga picture, db sabi mo dun sa isang post mo na hindi ka na makapag-upload ng pic dahil sa sobrang dami,, gusto ko rin mag-delete ng pic e?? Please txtbk ASAP. LOL. Nagtetext??:D

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Haay...kami rin, nakaramdam din ng lindol dito sa Maynila last week. Pero mahina lang naman. Hindi naramdaman ng boss ko eh.

Relax ka lang ate. Wala tayong magagawa sa mga lindol na ganyan. Parte na ng ating buhay yan.

fiel-kun said...

waah, sikolet-chan!!! I'm really glad that you're safe there. Grabe, nakakakilabot yung live feed kaninang hapon ng CNN habang rumaragasa yung Tsunami sa may Sendai area sa Miyagi prefecture.... ingat kayo palagi jan and God bless!!!

I'm still on hiatus...

Ang Babaeng Lakwatsera said...

Thank God okay ka naman.. teka March 10 tong post.. eh diba March 11 yun tsunami.. Let's pray pra sa kaligtasan ng lahat.. Nakakatakot nung napanood ko yun tsunami sa TV.. hayz.. bsta magdasal tayo..

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

@Fiel-kun:

Wow parekoy. You're alive!

AdroidEnteng said...

basta pag umuga takbo na agad..aheheh

be safe sikolet

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