Rapid Response

There was an earthquake off the coast of Japan this morning. That's hardly news since the ground moves here all the time. It's like living on a boat. Anyway, this time, I was sitting on the floor (this is Japan, after all) looking at email and, sure enough, the boat moved. Am I going to die, or is this just another one of the million small quakes we feel here? That's the immediate thought. Anyway, then the lights hanging from the ceiling started moving back and forth. It felt like a 4 or so. It was a 6.6 out in the ocean. Just as I got to Twitter to report this, the guy was already on NHK with the Tsunami warnings. That's fast. How do they do it? Perfectly dressed and everything. Was he just sitting there in the studio off camera waiting for a quake to hit so he could get on TV within seconds? It gets even wilder when you get a quake warning before the quake comes. These guys are good. They get a lot of practice.
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You want to see fast. Next time, watch this site when you feel a wobbler.

http://www.hinet.bosai.go.jp/

They'll usually have preliminary results up before the building stops moving.

Posted by bunny evans on July 22, 2008 at 03:51 AM JST #

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