Wednesday, March 16, 2011

6.2 earthquake near Kofu

Oh hey, would you look at that. Kofu is where my mom's family lives.

20110315-earthquake-Kofu-USGS

My mom spoke with my uncle today, and he reported that they lost electricity, but they are fine. He also called me and reassured me that everyone was safe. My mom asked him to get all their passports ready in case they need to leave Japan. This entire thing is unbelievable.

3 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh, Madika! I immediately thought of you and your family on Friday. I'm so glad they're OK and I second your Mom! Big hug.

Molly said...

It is absolutely unbelievable. Scary and so strange to have that many big earthquakes.

madichan said...

Thanks, ladies.

It's all been surreal. I fell into the trap of thinking that this earthquake was not so bad (because really, who is as well-prepared for earthquakes as Japan?) but as more and more information/visuals/stories have emerged, the enormity of it is hitting me full force.

My uncle was so concerned about me being worried that he called me yesterday evening to specifically say that they were OK. I almost cried at the restaurant I was in. I am wishing with all my heart that this will get better soon.