Earthquake In Osaka

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Earthquake In Osaka

Postby studiootaking » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:25 am

It sucks living close to the epicenter of an earthquake. Especially one that's 6.1 M! :(
All that stuff about it that you may be seeing on the news is just across the river. :cry:

Anyhow, here's a post I did on MW about the horror show in my man cave: http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/topic/3 ... nt=1405495

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Re: Earthquake In Osaka

Postby InfernosCaress » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:19 am

I have actually heard nothing about the earthquake.

I have been otherwise occupied. Work on my apartment about a month to a month and a half ago brought a bunch of bed bugs in to my place. I have been dealing with that.

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Re: Earthquake In Osaka

Postby studiootaking » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:41 pm

Some pictures: https://mobile.twitter.com/i/moments/10 ... wsrc%5Etfw

We experienced Shindo lower-6 shaking: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Met ... sity_scale

While our house was alright, some neighbouring houses (especially older ones, with heavy tile roofs) were damaged.
3rd day on, and schools still remain closed (partially collapsed ceiling in 1 classroom, threat of aftershocks [29 at Shindo 1 or higher, as of Jun. 19, 16:00 JST], and now monsoonal rains!).

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Re: Earthquake In Osaka

Postby InfernosCaress » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:38 pm

So what you are saying is: vacation time. Do you get paid for the time off?

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Re: Earthquake In Osaka

Postby Cobalt » Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:29 pm

Sorry I am coming onto this so late. I have been away with some family stuff. I hope you and your family weathered this okay.
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Re: Earthquake In Osaka

Postby studiootaking » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Thanks guys.

Luckily, our house/family weathered it well. However, a few houses/apartments in the neighbourhood were damaged. Some of the older ones were condemned, and are in the process of being torn down.

Sadly, there was a massive rain fall over the weekend (the revenge of rainy season?) with some parts of Western Japan seeing 3 times the usual rainfall in July over a few days... tack onto that the subsequent heatwave.

Again, we're very lucky that we don't have holes in the roof or flood damage to clean up after in that heat - forecast to get up to 37℃ in Kyoto Prefecture tomorrow. Yikes!



@ Infernos: there's being a miscommunication somewhere along the way. I work in a private English school (it's not a [Japanese] cram school per se, but for ease of understanding, it's ok to consider it like that. It's also a couple of cities away. So, while my children's public school was closed for 3 days after the earthquake, my school wasn't.

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Re: Earthquake In Osaka

Postby InfernosCaress » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:26 pm

Well, that is no fun. You have lots of cleaning and no bonus free time in which to do it.

I can understand the annoyances that can come from natural disasters. I had a hurricane steal the back half of my house one time. For a year, my rear wall was a clear plastic tarp. That was actually a pretty good year, though.

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Re: Earthquake In Osaka

Postby Gerhard » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:38 pm

I saw some of that flooding on the news earlier this week. Crazy stuff.

The thing that really stuck with me was that while 2 million people were evacuated, only approx. 128 died.

That's pretty amazing.

Japanese efficiency combined with good disaster preparedness I guess.

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