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M5.5 quake hits eastern Japan; no immediate damage reported

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That was a long one, noisy too...enough to shake books off packed shelves. Double-checks quake kit.

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It was a short quick jolt here in Chiyoda-ku, got my heart pumping though...

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whooooole lotta shakin' goin' on....   and no wonder, looking a the map, that was close, my biggest in 26+ years here... and the first time my mind leapt to my grab-and-run bag.....

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Made me jump between a doorway then check my underwear... Pretty dang strong one.

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and the first time my mind leapt to my grab-and-run bag.....

grab-and-run bag? Where are you going to run to? Better to duck-and-cover and then figure it out.

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A decent rattle in central Tokyo.

my biggest in 26+ years here... 

I can remember at least one a lot bigger than that. About 8 years ago.

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I was on the train. Now I know why there was a small delay. Tokyo strikes it lucky again.

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That was a strange one here in hachioji. A quick jiggle followed by gentle back and forth then another quick jiggle followed by the back and forth.

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Checked my daughters to make sure that they were okay, and then checked around the house. Aside from a few broken cups, there wasn't damage.

I've noticed the past couple of weeks though that there's been a few moderately powerful quakes around the Kanto region.. Ibaraki, Nagano and now off of Chiba.

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I was on the throne at work. Not somewhere I want to be if there's a 'big one' as you can't exactly make a quick and clean getaway from there.

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Totally missed it... only a 2 here anyway, not really noticeable if you're moving about.

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The teachers in Kanagawa prefecture are supposed to say "Shake out" when the evacuation drill begins at school. I was wondering, today, how many teachers used the English expression in their classrooms. I remember saying loudly by mistake "Shape up!"

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Was on the way out the door with the kid to her bus stop and it felt like 2 completely different earthquakes, like a jumpy one followed by a rolling one. I’m out here in Hachioji and they said it was only a 2 but it felt a lot stronger than that tbh

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I must have slept through it here in Nerima.

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I remember saying loudly by mistake "Shape up!"

That’s a great expression to shout at kids in many situations including earthquake drills.

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KariHaruka - I've noticed the past couple of weeks though that there's been a few moderately powerful quakes around the Kanto region.. Ibaraki, Nagano and now off of Chiba.

Yes, it’s a very similar scenario to the weeks prior to the 2011 mega quake. Sooner or later luck runs out.

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I work at a School, and the School principal is the only one who completely missed the shake because he was busy doing something on his smartphone. I wonder what it was :) :)?

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So massive numbers of smart phones going off at the same time with disaster alerts?

I got the powerful one last week even though I live in West Japan but nothing on this one.

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@zichi

How do you have your app set up? I have Yurekuru set up to only give me alerts if the earthquake is more than a Lower 5 on the Shindo Scale.

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Thanks to the craftsmanship of Japanese construction that it takes more than a huge magnitude reading to topple a building. Kudos to the architects, scientists,builders etc who make our homes and buildings safe against all odds

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Ah, so there are still people living out there in the east of Japan. Stay safe peeps.

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More effective than an alarm clock for habitually oversleeping university students.

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Just a sharp, quick, up-and-down jolt in Nakano.

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And another one, 19:22; this time centered close to Ito on Izu Shimoda, Mag 4.1 .

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And I went straight back to sleep. That was a pretty tame one imo.

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@JIMIZO

MY biggest.... to spell it out, the biggest I've experienced.... 8 years ago I lived in Hokkaido.

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@Bugle Boy

well, I live 100 metres from the Pacific with nothing between but beach, so duck-and-cover wouldn't help much if a tsunami rolled in.....

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