Thoughts out to everyone in Japan today affected by the quake. I was in Kanda station on the Yamanote line when it hit. The 20km & 5 hour walk back to my apartment in Chiba was surreal- – no real damage or anything and traffic was fine- but the sirens never stopped and the stream of office workers leaving the city was not something I had never seen before.
I am at home now, and watching the news while I post some pictures from the walk home. As long as the internet is working here there is nothing else to do but wait. Or at least relax.
I was in the train at Kanda station when it hit. This was the worst damage I saw all day, thankfully.
The big aftershock at 3:15 was where everyone stepped out into the streets. The SOUND of an earthquake is so weird… It’s like a dream. No matter how well you might understand plate tectonics, it makes no sense when it is happening.
Old buildings sometimes have netting on them to catch debris in the event of an earthquake- so these nets were up before today, but maybe not that crack.
Convenience stores are quite empty now.
Take care everyone.