Friday, March 11, 2011


My thoughts are with the people of Japan. An earthquake of 8.9 is (for me, having experienced a 6.9 and a 7.1) unimaginably strong.


  1. my thoughts exactly. to have so much damage and disruption in tokyo, 250 miles from the epicenter, is mind-boggling.

    i think we may have been in the same big ones. '71 and '89?

    my daughter was in akita a year ago, in the north but on the western side. found a couple of reports that the U is not badly damaged, but no power or water and strong aftershocks.

  2. Mine were Loma Prieta and Northridge, so a bit later than yours. Where was the 71 one?

  3. san fernando -- also known as the sylmar quake. so, we shared loma prieta, anyway.