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M6.6 earthquake strikes western Japan; knocks out power, injures 20

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That was a big one, felt it hard here in Osaka. Long one too, hope nothing serious in Tottori. Looks like these are happening more often lately.

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Same here in Nagoya. Though I work at a building site, so temporary buildings a bit more prone to shaking. 10 km is pretty shallow....

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I was worried my medaka would be sloshed out of their fishtank.

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Shaking pretty good down here in Ehime, too. And it continuous.

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Damn! 0n the 5th floor of the hospital waiting for my son to be born. Was about ready to rip out her IV and carry down the stairs. Not the kind of added stress I need today, but hopefully this speeds the process up a bit!

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shaking here in Kobe, never going to get used to earthquakes.

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Knew it was big because everyone's cellphones started making that loud racket at the same time. Then the shaking started. Scary because where I was it was very slightly and then grew strong quickly and lasted for quite a while. One woman nearby kept crying "Yada yada kowai!" which added to the unnerving situation. Then it finally stopped, but with those type of earthquakes in areas where it's frequency three or four and gradual it's hard to tell when it actually stops or not. Nothing fell off my shelves or anything, fortunately, but it's the biggest one I've felt in a while. Hope everyone's safe!

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Good luck Jonnydesu72!

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but it's the biggest one I've felt in a while. Hope everyone's safe!

agreed it was 'good' one because no serious damage reported so far.

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Just bought our house back in May.Started thinking,"Hell no."

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Building creaked in Tokyo, nothing moving.

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Was the earthquake felt in Joetsu? My family lives there. I hope someone can tell me.

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The cellphones in our house squawked jishin, giving us time to switch off the gas before we felt the big jolts. I'm impressed with the warning system.

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@Sue Logothetti Thorson

Dont worry probably very minor, lower than a 1 if not at all.

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@papigiulio Thank you! Sounds good.

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Damn! 0n the 5th floor of the hospital waiting for my son to be born. Was about ready to rip out her IV and carry down the stairs. Not the kind of added stress I need today, but hopefully this speeds the process up a bit!

Good luck! Mine was born right after a typhoon hit :)

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Yep, quite a strong one in northern Osaka. Glad the warning system is working well. Haven't felt anything like it in a long time, hope it's relieved some tension and there won;t be anything major again for a long time. Good to see no injuries too.

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Got more a shock of all the phones going off then the company moving on the seventh floor

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Heck of a way to finishing a meeting. Felt it pretty good in Osaka!

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Hi everyone! didn't even feel anything here in the Tokyo area. I'm glad everyone is ok. Jonny good luck and post back here once the little one is with you! would love to congratulate you!

Tokyo is going to get hit and hit hard.

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Sue Logothetti - I work and live quite near to Joetsu. Nothing to worry about. Very far away and not even a 1 registered there.

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Wow, if a level 7 or higher quake at 10km depth near Tokyo Bay strikes it's goodnight Vienna for millions of us.

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Here in Osaka, first I thought this is a hangover from last night. Stay safe buddies!!

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Johnny: Omedetou

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felt nothin in narita

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Wow, if a level 7 or higher quake at 10km depth near Tokyo Bay strikes it's goodnight Vienna for millions of us.

There's always one...

I'm glad people are safe. I've only ever experienced a 4.5 in Japan, and that was scary for me. Hopefully no powerful aftershocks. Thinking about you folks caught up in it.

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Not even a slight shake in Sapporo.

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Kambate!!!!! ????. Orranda is thinking of you.

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Looks like these are happening more often lately.

Believe it or not but hardly a day goes by here in Japan WITHOUT an earthquake somewhere in the country and even large one's like this occur more frequently than many people realize or are aware of, which is part of the reason that the government is constantly harping about disaster preparedness and holding drills and keeping public awareness up.

There is no place in Japan that is earthquake proof.

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I was driving on the expressway not far away from this one. My phone suddenly started a loud WHOOP WHOOP U-boat "Dive! Dive!" type of siren that I hadn't heard before which shocked me more than anything. Managed to pull over and glance at the screen where a warning of impending earthquake in Tottori/Okayama was flashing. By then though I guess it had passed. Got off and drove back to check on the house, but all was OK, thank goodness. Makes you think, though.

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Not so big in Kansai compared with what was in 1995 but it is enough to rattle a few newbies ......

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