Thursday, July 24, 2008
We had a big earthquake last night, just before 1230a. It was the biggest one I've felt so far (as I've noted before, I say that every time we have an earthquake, but they are honestly stronger every time!) This one was a 6.8 and was centered in Hachinoe, near Misawa AB, which is way up in northern Japan. It was strong enough to wake me from a fully Ambien-ized, dead sleep, my door was shut but the frame rocked so much that the door came unlatched and the wooden frame of my bed was squeaking! The news is reported 43 injuries so far, but I don't think there are any fatalities.