Yesterday evening, when Jude and I were eating our dinner (Husband was working late again!), we felt a small earthquake--nothing special. I turned on the TV to NHK and discovered that the wimpy earthquake we had felt had actually been a large one up north. See for yourself:
Then, as I was settling down, getting ready for bed, and my anxiety was starting to fade away, we had another earthquake! A 6.1 magnitude earthquake near Chiba Prefecture--that's only one prefecture over from us! Narita Airport was temporarily shut down, and the bullet trains (Shinkasen) were also temporarily halted. Our closet doors rattled, the mirror on my dresser shook and our windows shook for about 15 seconds or so. Again, it took me about an hour to relax before I was able to go to sleep.
Maybe my memories of 3/11/11 are still too raw and real for me. Maybe when I'm safely back in the U.S., I will be able to truly relax and not have to worry about the ground beneath me.