Friday, March 11, 2011

Earthquake Update

Update 12:30 Japan time:
Yuko's extended family that lives in up in Tokyo seem to be ok. It's hard on them but they are ok. Our friends who live in the area also ok. One of them saw the big oil fire in Chiba in person. Again... we're all ok but worried about everyone else.

Live NHK from Japan:


Yuko, Mia and I are ok. Nothing broken in our house. I was at work at the time. In Nishinomiya Yuko didn't feel it and Mia slept through it. I was at work on the 3rd floor of a old school building. I had a class of 6 university students at the time. The quake lasted for a very long time. It felt we were on a boat. No rough shocks, just a gentle undulation. Like we were on a boat. It left people queasy but no one was hurt. All of our junior and high school students were sent home. Fortunately, there weren't many students there at the time in the first place.

Once more... we are ok, but there's really no telling how bad things are up north. I'm very worried about everyone up there and hope they are safe.

You can watch NHK via Ustream in Japanese here:

There's also the NHK World app for iPhones / iPod Touch that has the current NHK feed with an English live translator.

Google person finder: 

Just in via Twitter NHK as I type this 19:54 JST:

In the disaster area Bic Camera is offering cell phone charging for free and all Suntory vending machines are now free.

Narita is not accepting flights.

The trains are not running in the effected areas.

The nuclear power plants are all safe now. No leakage.


Alesa Warcan said...

Glad to hear that you are ok!

savannah said...

watching on cnn here in savannah, ga! as soon as i saw the news, i went to your mom's blog to find news. glad you and yours are safe. be safe! xoxo

Eryl said...

Just heard the news, so when I saw this update was so relieved. Still, of course, very sad for those who are not ok, and by the looks of things there's more horror to come with the tsunami set to hit all number of places.

Chris Bhulai said...

Glad to see that you're okay. Stay safe and keep us posted!

Pat said...

So glad you are all safe. Your mother kindly let me know after I emailed her hearing the news on the radio,
Keep safe.

sSso glad yu are safe

William Kendall said...

Good that you're safe. I follow your mother's blog, and came over here from there.

Sandralyn said...

Hello,this is Hannah's mother. Met you in Tucson. Was very concerned for you and your family. Glad to hear you are safe. My prayers for you, the family and all of Japan.

David said...

Thank you all for the kind words. It really means a lot to us. I wish I could write something more better than that at this moment, but I'm really at a loss for words.