Friday, July 22, 2011

Okinawan Earthquake

by Pa Rock
A glimpse of the East China Sea near sunset from
my 6th floor apartment.
Cultural Explorer

Okinawa experienced an earthquake lasting approximately 15 seconds yesterday morning at 4:19 a.m.  It shook me awake.  The earthquake was felt across the island, from my apartment on the East China Sea, to my friend's apartment near the Pacific Ocean.   This was the third earthquake that I have experienced here, and it was by far the strongest of the three.  There were no reports of damage, nor did I see any.  The Japanese and Okinawans build with earthquakes in mind, and they generally do a good job with their construction.

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