Second Quake in a Week
By jimgris-Oracle on Jul 23, 2008
We had a pretty big earthquake in Japan on the northern part of Honshu (the main island) about 45 min ago. It was 6.9 up there, but probably about 4 or so in Tokyo where I am. A 4 is not big here, but this one shook for about a minute. Most small quakes around here are about 15 seconds or so, but this one kept on going. There were pre-warnings for this, and I saw many reports on Twitter from friends all around Japan during and after. The NHK dudes were on TV immediately, too.