Friday, March 11, 2011

EARTHQUAKE

I AM OK!

That was without a doubt the scariest thing I have EVER been through.  We felt about 2 full minutes of pretty scary ground shaking.  Light poles were swaying, cars were rocking back and forth, and the ground under my feet was rolling.  Things were shaken off of walls and drawers were rattled open. 

(my kitchen may have been a mess before the quake but the drawers/pantry doors were not left open...I'm too OCD for that) 


We are still experiencing aftershocks 8 hours after the initial quake hit.  I cannot report on my immediate community due to OPSEC but I know the trains in our area are currently not running and people are having to walk home from their jobs in Tokyo and friends are reporting convenience stores have completely bare shelves.  We have not had cell phone service since the quake hit.  We have not seen any effects of the tsunami at our location and we currently have power and internet access although land phone lines are down.
Thank you to everyone for your concern, love and support!

I took this video after the 1st 8.9 hit.  Please excuse the terror in my voice, I was just a bit shaken up....literally!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Holy. Crap. As scary as the tsunami warnings were for me, I can't imagine the earthquake!! Glad you're ok and that you haven't seen the effects of the tsunami! What a crazy day/night!

Jordan Streetman said...

I am so glad that yall are safe!

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

I'm SOOO glad you're ok & safe chickadee! What a terrifying experience!!

♥ Elizabeth said...

OMG, I've been wondering about all the bloggie friends I know overseas! So glad to hear you are doing ok! Y'all over there continue to be in my prayers!

This American Wife said...

Glad you're safe and sound!

JG said...

Goodness, so scary! I'm glad you are all okay!

MLH said...

Thought about y'all on CZ yesterday ... glad to hear you made it through okay!! Thoughts and prayers for those not as fortunate ...

d.a.r. said...

So glad you are okay!!!

Medley's.....Roll Out said...

I love the fact that you are apologizing about how your kitchen looks. ;) Glad we are all safe.

Dr. Army Wife said...

Glad you are ok -- I can't even imagine!!!

SEJ said...

I'm glad you are okay! I can't imagine how scary that must have been!