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[–]NamaBiruKudasai 452 points453 points  (12 children)

I literally cracked open a beer, took a sip, then felt the ground start moving. Was starting to wonder if Sapporo changed their recipe.

[–]TokyoBaguette 268 points269 points  (3 children)

VERY Strong Zero

[–]Janeway2Bridge 73 points74 points  (0 children)

Strong 6.2

[–]miyagidansidebar image contributor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That reminded me to post something.

[–]ultraobese 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would buy this

[–]5hJack 37 points38 points  (5 children)

LOL, name checks out!

[–]Oddsee 9 points10 points  (4 children)


[–]5hJack 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I'm worried about what the non-nama versions might be.

[–]namajapan関東・東京都 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t know

[–]Oddsee 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Definitely best to just rawdog it.

[–]BigDumFace 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Lol, I was in a calligraphy class trying to write a poem.

[–]Chuhaimaster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And up to that point it was only my hands that were trembling.

[–]miyagidansidebar image contributor 85 points86 points  (53 children)

5- in Chiba again. This is getting to be a weekly thing.

[–]Cless_Aurion近畿・大阪府 38 points39 points  (52 children)

Well, better that than a catastrofic one every couple years yeah?

[–]miyagidansidebar image contributor 20 points21 points  (50 children)

That's a myth, smaller quakes don't releave pressure and prevent a big one.

[–]Plastic-Ad-5324 222 points223 points  (49 children)

Seismologist here.

We don't actually know either way. It may or it may not. Or it's a mixed contribution.

Japan doesn't follow normal seismology rules anyway. It's somewhat of an anomaly.

[–]datanas 101 points102 points  (9 children)

Why you come here with your facts, science person?

Just kidding, thank you for your contribution.

[–]Plastic-Ad-5324 96 points97 points  (8 children)

Seismology is half science/half nonsensical magic so don't thank me too much lol

[–]datanas 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I'll take half science over the usual anxiety/old wives tale stuff we often get in these threads when the earth shakes a bit. It's also better than the constant complaining about getting or not getting the alert on the phone.

[–]miyagidansidebar image contributor 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Literal 180 from "OMG, why did we get an alarm in Tokyo?" to "OMG, why didn't we get an alarm in Tokto?"

[–]returntoB612 1 point2 points  (0 children)

it’s obviously the rage of poseidon 🧜‍♂️🌊

[–]mekkuli 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Something like 20 years ago I talked with one Japanese professor who told me they now have so many sensors all around that when the next big one hits they get so much data they can finally crack the secret.

Then the big one hit and he still was well we don't have any idea.

[–]corn_soup 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How much is it affected by the moon’s power?

[–]CorneliusJack 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I thought it’s that darn catfish????

[–]robinmask1210 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yer a wizard, Plastic-Ad-5324 !

[–]ringomanzana 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Show us your best trick!

[–]Hachi_Ryo_Hensei 26 points27 points  (3 children)

"Japan doesn't follow normal seismology rules anyway. It's somewhat of an anomaly."

Great, more 日本震論.

[–]5hJack 13 points14 points  (2 children)

First they flout the UN convention concerning the repatriation of children abducted by a partent, now the normal rules of seismology!

What's next, the laws of thermodynamics?!

[–]sylentshooter東北・秋田県 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oooohhh boy. Do I have a story for you.

[–]5hJack 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Wait while I grab some popcorn...

[–]tokyoevenings 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Now I am hooked

Why doesn’t Japan follow the normal seismology rules ? What are the normal rules ? Why are there so many in Chiba atm… can it be linked to a potential future big one in that location?

[–]Plastic-Ad-5324 25 points26 points  (4 children)

For you:


What are the normal rules

Old (cold) plates should subduct more easily. Warm plates are buoyant as the temperature contrast with the mantle is less. The Pacific plate under Japan is acting young and hot for NO reason whatsofuckingever.

can it be linked to a potential future big one in that location?

b-values are sort of an expected earthquake frequency. They were used to marginally predict the 2011 earthquake, though they said within 20 years (and it occurred 3 years after prediction, in 2008).

Seismology is a lot of guesswork.

[–]MissMeInHeels 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"acting young and hot for NO reason whatsofuckingever."

Oh, Japan. We have so much in common!

[–]TheBadMartin関東・埼玉県 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah, you actually answered my question already. Cheers!

[–]tokyoevenings 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thanks so much for the response!! I never realised I lived in such a young and hot country 🤣

[–]TheBadMartin関東・埼玉県 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Are there places on Earth that follow some seismology rules? Honest question. I always lived in places with literally no noticeable earthquakes, so I was never really interested in it. Until now.

[–]Shirubax 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At first I read that as Scientologist!

[–]sanbaba 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think we can all agree it's better to pretend smaller earthquakes do help though ;)

[–]fawe9374 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Any thoughts on the plate movement tracking that Japan uses?

I heard the GNSS track elevations of the plates as well.

[–]Chuhaimaster 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Japan is all about the plate spinning.

[–]PikaGaijin日本のどこかに 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Japan doesn’t have four plates, but 48 micro-plates.

[–]sylentshooter東北・秋田県 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its just not really good at balancing them though. Every once and while it breaks one.

[–]tokyo_girl_jin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

are they on a conveyor belt and color-coded for easy identification?

[–]CastoretPollux25 -1 points0 points  (8 children)

What do you mean ?...

[–]Plastic-Ad-5324 0 points1 point  (7 children)

Which part?

[–]CastoretPollux25 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Why doesn’t it follow the rules, in what is it an anomaly ?

[–]Plastic-Ad-5324 44 points45 points  (3 children)

If you ask a geologist a question, expect a long ass answer.

There's a relationship known as the Gutenberg-richter relationship. It says if you plot cumulative # of earthquakes vs. magnitude, you get a straight line.

If you average out all the subduction zones in the world, the slope of this line is =1 and is referred to as a b-value.

This means for every magnitude 7.0 earthquake, we expect ten 6.0 earthquakes. For every 6.0, we expect ten 5.0 earthquakes and so on.

The relationship is related to underlying plate age. Younger plates are thermally hot and more buoyant, which lowers the b-value. Meaning we expect a higher frequency of large magnitude earthquakes compared to small ones (for every 8.0, maybe we see only nine 7.0 earthquakes). Cold subduction zones have a much larger b-value, because the underlying plate is much more dense and trying to subduct more quickly. Less friction and locking against the overlying plate.

The b-value of Japan is ~1. Which makes NO sense. The Pacific plate under Japan is some of the oldest oceanic lithosphere anywhere on earth. It should be shooting down towards the mantle, yet doesn't. It acts buoyant, causing massive frictional forces and large magnitude earthquakes. It also "stalls" around 660 km instead of subducting further into the planet.

Tldr: cold, old plate under Japan should want to subduct, but doesn't. It wants to go up. Wtf

Google for inquiring minds: "Gutenberg-richter relationship, b-values, wadati-benioff zone, mantle megalith".

[–]japertas 69 points70 points  (4 children)

My cat's still swaying

[–]ianyuy 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Did you let your cat into the alcohol storage?

[–]japertas 4 points5 points  (1 child)

she let herself

[–]ianyuy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just give her a synthetic liver and she'll be fine.

[–]FourCatsAndCounting 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I wasn't home at the time but my husband reports that it was pandemonium here.

[–]littleloveballoon関東・東京都 41 points42 points  (4 children)

Just laid my newborn in his cot after an hour of rocking for the alarm to sound. 😩Couldn’t feel this one much in my home (Tokyo). Now in for a long night while I start bedtime for my kids all over again… 😭

[–]Zyvoxx 55 points56 points  (1 child)

Ah you got an alarm? Mine apparently only works at 4 AM

[–]Ancelege関東・神奈川県 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Take this with your appropriate level of risk tolerance - you can turn off the emergency alarms in your phone settings. If you’re near the coastline though, I would advise not turning it off because you absolutely need as much notice as possible before a tsunami.

Edit: to add, I seems like you can just turn off the sound of the alert but still get a notification when your phone is on silent mode. On iPhone, go to settings, notifications, then scroll all the way to the bottom for “Emergency Alerts”

[–]TheBottomPilot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oof. I remember these trials.

[–]EionSylvans 42 points43 points  (4 children)

Its a long one too. I thought I was just dizzy. Pretty safe here in Meguro.

[–]thorbitch 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Omg yes I got so dizzy with this one

[–]tokyoevenings 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I was so dizzy too!! Never experienced that before during/after an earthquake. I didn’t even link it to the earthquake I thought it was just me!

[–]DukeOfDew 22 points23 points  (3 children)

We are in a Torikizoku a few floors up and the whole shop just exploded in alarms 🤣

Was it a long one or was that just our building continuing to rock?

[–]Ancelege関東・神奈川県 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I’ve never been in a large group when alarms go off, that must be wild! I bet for a split second it feels like the end times

[–]DukeOfDew 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was definitely strange, I have only heard the alarm twice (last one was a few weeks ago when it woke me up 😐) so the thought process was;

  • what's that noise?
  • I know that noise...
  • earthquake!
  • oh well, more chicken and beer 😅

[–]Traditional_Cat_6394 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It felt long to me

[–]burgerthrow1 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Jolted me awake in Yokohama. Strongest one I've felt in years

Apparently it was strong enough to trigger the earthquake warning announcement at Tokyo Disney

[–]Erikaveex3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Round 1 in odaiba definitely played a “get to shelter” announcement but no one really moved except for staff… long shaking but thankfully nothing more

[–]spydrthrowaway 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Fun times. Longest one I been in. Hope everyone is safe Edit: living in narita

[–]DrunkThrowawayLife 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Longest one in a while, felt here in Ikebukuro

[–]Increase-Typical 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Wow felt it shake all the way in Sendai. Where exactly was the epicenter?

[–]Titibu 7 points8 points  (1 child)

East the coast of Chiba. Quite powerful at 6.4, so no surprise you felt it all the way in Sendai.

[–]liviapng 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I’m also in Sendai and didn’t feel it, was it bad? My Tokyo friends said that it was near Chiba.

[–]Increase-Typical 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination, but I distinctly felt the place rock. Not hard enough for things to topple or fall, but I was comfortably rocking in my chair

[–]Hunter_Lala 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Really? Wow! I'm in Osaka and didn't feel a thing

[–]GreatGarage日本のどこかに 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mountains between Kanto and Osaka absorbs the waves https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1882Natur..26....7F/abstract so it's not surprising. Chiba to Sendai has not many mountains.

[–]Iratusbugexpert 9 points10 points  (14 children)

On the Keikyu line a little south of Yokohama, I was wondering why the train stopped a little long at the stop but didn’t feel a thing, then again I was mostly asleep lol. Nobody’s phone went off

[–]5hJack 8 points9 points  (11 children)

Yeah, NERV didn't give me anything this time. Still hasn't.

[–]emma_bemm 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Weird because it gave me an alert all the way in Kansai 😅

[–]5hJack 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Are you traveling by any chance? I have a vague recollection of having to set your location manually in the app (or maybe that was Yurekuru).

[–]emma_bemm 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nope. Nerv location turned on. Watched the p and S wave approach me in the app

[–]Iratusbugexpert 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Weirdly I did get a message pop up on my screen from Yurekuru but it didn’t send an alarm or buzz or anything. Just a notice for some reason

[–]5hJack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm guessing it must have been below 3 at the location you have registered. Same for me, but the past few in Chiba did send an alert, and they didn't feel even half as big.

[–]miyagidansidebar image contributor 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Same. Didn't notice till I put the TV on

[–]5hJack -1 points0 points  (0 children)

After you picked it up off the floor? XD

[–]last_twice_never 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’m in Osaka and NERV informed me.

[–]kungflu69420 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Was this in Kamiooka? 🤨 anyway I actually heard some warnings from some other passengers but didn't actually feel the quake.

[–]Iratusbugexpert 1 point2 points  (0 children)

By Kanazawa-Bunko or Hakkei I think! I was half-asleep and didn’t notice until I got a text from someone about it!

[–]Titibu 11 points12 points  (0 children)

M6.2, 5- in Eastern Chiba/Ibaraki is some rather strong shit.

[–]purinsesu-piichi 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Was on the treadmill and didn’t feel a thing, but my husband in the next room did. Wonder if it was an aftershock of that one like two weeks ago that woke me up at 4 am?

[–]yikesus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Quite a bit of swaying felt on the 10th floor in Yokohama but no alarms. My 2 year old niece didn't even reacted! She just kept on eating her snacks

[–]perpetualwanderlust 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Doing alright. Hope everyone's ok.

[–]blissfullytaken 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The alert on my phone almost made me drop my plate. We’re safe though, except for a couple of photo frames that fell off the shelf.

[–]ando1135 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Good to know they are on top of it. My phone went off and freaked me out more than the actual shaking haha even though it was lighter here in western ibaraki. I just went under my table just in case. Good to know the sirens outside are working I guess

[–]blissfullytaken 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it’s meant to be loud and meant to pierce through other sounds, so it just did it’s job. And I’m thankful that we have this system in place.

Always makes me jump out of my skin though haha.

[–]berrysols2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The alarm nearly made me shit myself.

[–]P1zzaman関東・東京都 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Was quite long wasn’t it. I hope everything on my shelf is safe…

[–]shufu_san 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Thought it was the wine until the cat woke up.

[–]JumpingJ4ck関東・東京都 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same! Just cracked open a bottle and thought it was just hitting quicker than normal.

[–]One-Taro-7311 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dont know mate. Was walking to ikebukuro with a strong zero otsukaresama drink.

[–]Hyero-Z 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Was on the street, rushing, didn't feel a thing. Meanwhile getting messages that there was an earthquake. Strange how big the difference is.

[–]Interesting-Risk-628 7 points8 points  (0 children)

when you stand or walk it feels different

[–]Wolfepack 4 points5 points  (0 children)

First earthquake I've felt since moving here, thought my upstairs neighbor started walking around but then it kept going, another neighbor who's also new was freaked out a bit.

[–]Whiskey_Sours 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was pretty sketchy here in sagamihara on the 8th floor. Actually started to get up and check if I should take it seriously

[–]cvKDean 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This time the apartment's earthquake alert sounded (in English even), but there's no loud alert from my phone. Hope everyone's ok

[–]briannalang 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Only a 3 where I’m at but definitely felt swaying and it seemed like it lasted a while. Also got the emergency countdown from NERV which was nice to at least anticipate it.

[–]shufu_san 4 points5 points  (2 children)

3 where I am too, but nerv weirdly didn't do the countdown.

[–]briannalang 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It’s so touch and go for me too! I’m always surprised when I get notifications from it honestly. Ironically for the last few days I’ve been getting notifications from ones nowhere near me but at like intensity 1 where I’m at. I’m just hoping if a big one hits the emergency alerts on my phone settings will go off lol

[–]shufu_san 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is exactly my situation!

[–]Jaquarius420関東・埼玉県 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Phone lit up but I was standing outside and felt nothing but I could see the powerlines above me swaying, over in Saitama.

[–]Iseebigirl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, it kept seeming like it was going to get bigger but thankfully never did. I was in Omiya when it happened.

[–]Interesting-Risk-628 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had to stop my boss talking nonsense twice before he noticed

[–]StevGuy90 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Didn't feel a thing in Okayama

[–]the4004 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Felt it in Akihabara, felt like it lasted a long time but not all that strong

[–]Nyamii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Really? I was there too but didn't feel a thing...

[–]okanemochii 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was just told that my family dog is sick so I have to send back home 200,000 yen for the surgery. Right in the middle of that call the earthquake comes and the 4th floor of the office start shaking that I have never felt before, while I am still trying to finish work by the deadline by doing overtime.

Ah this isnt the complaint thread, nevermind. Carrying on with zangyou

[–]DysonVacuumV8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I swear, the alarm for the earthquakes scares me way more than the actual tremors lol. It wasn’t too strong where I was, but it did last quite a while

[–]highgo1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I thought that was the longest softest earthquake I've felt yet. Would have fallen to sleep with it.

[–]DoomedCleric 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Thankfully it waited til I got home. Fine here in Hatagaya.

[–]Chonko_hikes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apparently nothing in Hatogaya either

[–]cantcatchharry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Felt it here in Ayase in Kanagawa! It was strong and just kept going.

[–]AuroKT 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Which province? Nothing here in Aichi...

[–]Iseebigirl 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The epicenter was in Chiba but you could feel it across the greater Tokyo area

[–]hellsvein 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was in my car sitting there and felt it….

[–]buddyinjapan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Service at Saizariya slowed down a bit.

[–]Kelog13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

laughs in Okinawan

Wait...we might get a big typhoon next week, maybe I shouldn't be making fun of y'all lol

[–]Workity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Isn't it awesome how this whole sub lives Tokyo man it's convenient.

[–]laika_cat関東・東京都 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was out shopping around the station and didn’t feel anything — and by the looks of everyone around me, nobody else did either. I only found out because my husband texted me.

[–]Rin-Tohsaka-is-hot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was in a crowded elevator and thought someone was jumping to shake the elevator, was really confused when I stepped off and the shaking continued

[–]Secret_Specialist68 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm okay. But there was a man shot literally on my way home.. I'm concerned.. the perpetrator is actually on a run..

[–]Raszero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How did I not notice again? Nothing in taito I noticed

[–]tiredofsametab関東・東京都 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm out in Tachikawa at the moment on the second floor. Could definitely feel it, but not crazy. Lasted a bit, though. Lamps were all swinging

[–]ando1135 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I’m in ibaraki prefecture but it wasn’t very strong here, was the epicenter around tokyo?

[–]Teuflisch 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I saw a report saying Chiba towards Ibaraki

[–]ando1135 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Hm interesting hah I’m on the very west side of ibaraki closest to Tokyo, I wonder why it didn’t feel stronger…though it did seem to drag on

[–]Teuflisch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm central Tokyo, it wasn't strong here, but at least 15 seconds long, which is... different

[–]M4NOOB 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Where was this? Haven't felt anything in Fukuoka

[–]Hazzat関東・東京都 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Altruistic-Lunch1997 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Everyone at my office ducked under their desk . I’m quite new to earthquakes so I didn’t react and was just amused.

[–]vadibur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was in a shop near Ueno station. No one around gave a slightest fuck about what’s going on.

[–]pu_pu_co 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work in the north of Tokyo but live in the south. I heard a strange sound at the station after leaving work, but just assumed it was construction. but no EQ alarm, and didn’t feel any shaking.

[–]doublewinter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Meguro-ku. Only felt a really weak shaking for a few seconds here

[–]subzerohobo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

interestingly enough, i got the blaring alarm on the much weaker quake a few weeks back on my docomo line and none today and recently changed to a softbank line hmm. I'd prefer it this way because I have twitter alerts on anyway so that's nicer vs the super loud alarm but that's interesting to consider

[–]SillyAnimeGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was in fuchu watching a movie and felt the shakes was so weird lol

[–]energirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I figured it was a big deal somewhere. We just had a little baby shake up in Sendai, but it lasted a while.

[–]nasanu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wasn't really strong here in setagaya. Like a gentle rocking, was quite pleasant.

[–]Top_Tumbleweed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We felt it a little bit in Funabashi, it’s my wife’s birthday so what a good experience! Very minor for us we could just hear the doors rattling a little bit

[–]RealBakedSalmon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn't feel it in minaminagareyama, but my student got under the table. Maybe I didn't feel it because I am 100 kg.

[–]uraurasecret関東・東京都 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just kept looking at my phone to see how long it took to get the warning.

[–]Sofrankie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had to look at my light fixture to make sure I hadn't been drinking too much too soon. It was slow and rolly.....

[–]anonymous_and_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tochigi, I was at the gym. It was mild but long.

[–]huntrcl 0 points1 point  (1 child)

i am a student studying abroad staying in ryogoku. this was the first earthquake i’ve ever experienced. glad it was a calmer one.

[–]KennerzNyaa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hahaha I was like oh the ground is shaking. Carry on with what I was doing haha

[–]aberdisco関東・東京都 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn't get the alarm this time and slept through. I live quite high up so the swaying is not unusual. I got up for my old man fluid release and see loads of messages.

My alarms only go off for quakes that aren't in my area. (Chuo/Ginza)

[–]Kapika96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never felt a thing from the quake. Was on the train at the time and everybody's phone going off announcing thn earthquake kind of freaked me out though. Thought it would be a big one due to that, but it was nothing.

[–]simoan_blarke -1 points0 points  (0 children)

JAlert went off and then like 10 seconds later it went off again. then while it was still shaking, a third time. floorboards were pretty squeaky. anyway, nothing broke, but it was only 3-4-ish here.

[–]EnriquezGuerrilla 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Felt it while shopping around Shinjuku. Hope everyone's safe!

[–]ChibiYoukai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We were at the Zushi Beach Fireworks Festival. We probably felt it, but the percussion from the fireworks was shaking enough that we didn't notice it. Glad everyone else seems to be okay.

[–]gayby_bardic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that what I felt up in Morioka?

[–]Disshidia 0 points1 point  (1 child)

4 hours ago? Literally nothing in Western Tokyo.

[–]tiredofsametab関東・東京都 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was in Tachikawa at the time and the whole bar felt it. Lights swayed for a couple of minutes. Not particularly strong, but a long one

[–]soenkatei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m drunk so idk

[–]HangakuHunter 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Imagine being at a donki in Chiba when it hit

[–]tiredofsametab関東・東京都 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I already hate donki because of the 8,000,000 different things playing loud jingles/ads/whatever on top of the music. I think adding phone alarms would end me. Imagine being trapped in the building with those battery-powered ear-fuckers for hours shudder

[–]Shirubax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Definitely noticable but not scary in Hibiya

[–]AimiHanibal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I was doing an online lesson for a company I never taught before, and the earthquake alarm started right after I said “let me introduce myself”

[–]Heban 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I felt recent small quakes in Saitama, but no alarm. Today the alarm scared the hell out of me, but I felt nothing.

What gives, I wonder…

[–]DoubleDragon2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It seemed never ending

[–]PunchDrunkPrincess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i was watching Murder on the Orient Express and it was just the right scene to trick my brain into thinking i was on a train. 'wobble? well that is normal, what shes seeing is wobbly too.' didnt even notice until my husband said something

[–]AmericanFailSon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lived in Yokohama for about 1.5 years just before COVID hit. Came back for vacation just last week and in that time I've experienced a stronger quake than any I felt in my time living here AND more train delays to boot!

[–]Long_Statement_7420 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I couldn’t on the bike couldn’t feel anything.

[–]takahashinaoki89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When a great earthquake happens, everyone will think it is "just another one strong but not strong enough to be a hazard to me". It might happen tomorrow or in 100 years.

[–]biirudaichuki 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Huh? Didn’t notice a thing. Granted, I was outside and busy with pokemon go, but still. Would at least expect the earthquake alert on my phone to go off.

[–]MegaUglyFace1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was on a bus and didn't feel it, or if I did, probably thought it was jsut the bus swaying as usual. Been here a good few years and do not enjoy big earthquakes. However when there's an earthquake everyone's talking about and I didn't feel it I always feel left out

[–]Goryokaku東北・岩手県 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Didn’t feel it up north. NERV actually quit the countdown before it hit us it was that small here.

[–]AiRaikuHamburger北海道・北海道 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was at Narita airport, right near the epicenter. All the windows were shaking really loudly.

[–]brackishfaun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've only been here for like a week. It scared the crap out of me.

[–]AffectionateBand6866 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was bad in Tsukuba too