First (Real) Earthquake

I felt my first earthquake this morning at 5:23am. I say felt, because technically I’ve been in two earthquakes before this, but I just didn’t feel them at all. One was because I was in a car, and the other was too weak for me to have known. But this was the first one I felt. I could here things shaking, including my bed. It was almost like when someone goes to wake you up and they shake your body. Lying down in bed, half-awake, it felt a bit like that. I remember watching the ceiling, wondering casually if a piece of the ceiling would fall. It was less than a minute long. Supposedly in Japanese terms it was a 3rd degree earthquake, but someone told me that’s a 5.0 in American terms. Anyway, there it is, my first real earthquake.


About Stephen Gabriel Falke

Stephen Gabriel Falke is passionate about loving Jesus and loving Japanese! He grew up in Virginia, America, and first visited Japan in 2007. He then studied abroad at Sophia University in Tokyo for a year in 2012. He also participated in the JET Program as an ALT from 2015-2017. He currently works as an English teacher at Hirosaki Gakuin Seiai Secondary School in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan.
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