Saturday, June 02, 2007

Jinshen!!!


14.46, June 02. Place: Japanese class.

Just when i was starting to begin my countdown for end of class, i felt it. It began with a gentle rocking and an immediate jolt. My sensei gave out a small squeak while my classmates woke up from their mid-day siesta. The sudden jolt lasted for about a second, which gave way to more rocking..an ironical indication of putting someone to sleep....
Japan met confirms it. A magnitude of 4.6 on the richter scale. Although this is the third time i have experienced it, cant help but think how small and negligible we are compared to nature.

Btw, heard from local folks that japanese homes can withstand upto 7 on the richter scale.
So no worries! All safe and sound here!

Karth lives on............

2 comments:

Vik said...

wow.. nice experience mayte... glad to note u are living another day to die another day :-)

Karthik Krishnan said...

yeah man! this is not the only stuff we got to deal tho'. Typhoon season comin up:-( and yeah not to forget the volcanoes..and the occasional tsunamis...!!