Hiroshima Earthquake 広島地震
A strong earthquake hit Hiroshima this morning, at 5am local time. Registering 6.4 on the Richter Scale (5 on Japanese systems), it killed 2 people and many others injured.
Although roads cracked open, tiles flew from roofs, and the sheer force of the earthquake, a BBC correspondent suggests that Hiroshima had a lucky escape from serious damage due to the cities building being built to withstand earthquakes after the city was destroyed by an Atomic Bomb in WW2.
This earthquake was nearly the same magnitude as last month's earthquake in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, which had a magnitude of 6.3.
Whenever I read these words on a news website "...Earthquake...Japan..." my heart stops. Thank god Hiroshima escaped serious damage. I stayed on the 9th floor of a hotel when I went to Hiroshima. I'd have been wetting myself if I was up there when it struck.
投稿者 karekora 時刻: 4:56 午前