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
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.