Hi all. Sorry for late response and not checking in for a while. The run of big aftershocks seems to have settled and we`ve actually gone a day (or two?) without one now...(frantically touches wood!). Saturday`s was pretty scarey - for the first time, I experienced one when out in the park - the chains of the swings that my dc were on were eerily clanking and I was swaying (while energetically trying to push dcs and avoid them noticing/getting too panicked....! Stay safe, fellow Japan-dwellers.
Hello, We are back in Kanto and moving house next week! Many foreigners have left and people with houses by the sea are very nervous. The mood seems to be subdued and apprehensive. A friend has a geiger counter and has been checking loads of things, it's really interesting seeing the high and low results. I want one! Hope you are all doing well.
PlasticF, hope the move goes OK - are you heading inland then??
we live in a flat (3rd floor) 5 mins. from the beach, so presuming the building doesn't fall down when the Big One comes, we will leg it to the roof to escape the tsunami...happy dinner-table talk at our house these days
We are actually moving a tiny bit closer to the beach! Still a few Km away though so hopefully safe. we checked the local flood maps before we bought the land and we are near the school and hills if need be.
Fujisawa and now Chigasaki have asked all the private owners of large apartment near the beach to unlock their doors in the event of a large earthquake/tsunami so people can escape up. Is that the same where you are?
I keep reading articles about the radiation risk, medical ones seem to say it is bad, scientist ones say there is no risk. I am very confused. We are using bottled water and checking where food comes from and drying laundry in the house. The kids even take obento to school rather than eat school lunch.
We don't talk too much about it with the kids as it relly scares my oldest daughter.