Saturday, July 19, 2008

motion sickness from quake

USGS records a 7.0 quake off East coast Japan today. link

This is the first time I felt a little sick from the shaking caused by an earthquake. One would think it might happen more often.

The ground shook like a boat, moving slowly from side to side. I'm still feeling "sea sick".

TOKYO - A strong earthquake with a preliminary 6.6 magnitude struck off of Japan's eastern coast Saturday, the country's meteorological agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The 11:39 a.m. quake, which occurred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture about 150 miles northeast of Tokyo, was followed by several aftershocks.

The quake, which struck about six miles below the ocean's surface, shook buildings as far away as Tokyo.

The agency issued a tsunami warning for parts of Japan's eastern coast, but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu said there was no broad threat in the Pacific. Yahoo! news

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Our baby is only one month away! Mother and the baby are looking healthy and ready as ever.

We've added another classroom in our school, and been looking for a grammar teacher.

Typhoon number 7 is going to hit Southern parts of Japan anytime now.

Air temperatures have reached 30+ degrees everyday for the last week.

Summer holidays for school kids commence this weekend.

Three more weeks to drama-filled Beijing Olympic games.