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Kanto Quakes
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The Kanto area had several quakes last night, the largest of which was a 6.8, which hit at 01:45. Several small items fell off shelves at my place, but no damage other than loss of sleep.

Hope everyone else in the area is ok.

Details here:
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/r ... qsww/Maps/region/Asia.php

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About 1:45 am, Ibaraki and northern Chiba got rocked by a series of quakes.

Kyodo News has a story in Japanese, and there is a story about it, though a little old, on Japan Today.

The Japanese language source says that 2 people are confirmed lightly injured, and that the quake was the first time the early warning system has been used. The interval between the initial shock and the tremor was too close to be effective, they say.

How did you Kanto region residents fare?

After the first shock, which woke me 10 minutes before the bigger one, I managed to get up, pull framed pictures off the wall (scary if they break), and dash out of the loft to slide the balcony door open while behind me dishes were clattering to the floor in the kitchen, and I could hear things crash in my neighbour's apartments.

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Woah, it looks like Shawn and share a brain cell.

Shawn, could you close the thread I started, and put my post here?

My coworkers and students are all underslept this morning

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Merged!

It was one of the biggest I have felt. I just got up and ran across the room to the genkan, opened the door and stood there while it died down. The movement, noise and being jerked from sleep can be pretty unnerving!

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Felt it up in Tohoku too, but I was too tired(lazy) to get up out of bed :D

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I was awakened by both, but didn't bother to get out of bed (I am really lazy, I guess). They seemed to last for quite a length of time. My baby slept through them, only to wake up at 4am crying. Needless to say, I did not get a lot of sleep last night/this morning. To top it off, the train was delayed on the way to work and, lucky me, I ended up crammed on the train loaded at 300% capacity. We were packed so tightly, I started to lose feeling in my arms from blood circulation being impeded. Ahh Japan!

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This morning's commute was no fun. Underslept, crammed in the car, and the Joban Line was delayed. I made it to work okay. Coworkers and students were quite underslept. Some people, however, slept through the whole thing. It depends where you live and what your building or house lies on.

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Quote:

Erizabesu wrote:
Coworkers and students were quite underslept.


Is this a Japanese idiom? I haven't heard of being "underslept" before.

Marty

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Marty, the word undersleep didn't turn up in my dictionary. I suppose that I was too tired to write that I hadn't slept enough :)

There are two kinds of dictionaries, as you may know. For my students, of course, I recommend the prescriptive kind.

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I had a teacher that used to describe all problems in the ER as deficiency states. Someone had an Antibiotic deficiency, another a cast deficiency. I like the idea of being underslept. It sounds better than being over tired, or overworked!

Marty

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