Powerful earthquake strikes Japan on June 14, 2008

The quake, which hit at 8:43 a.m. (7:43 p.m. ET Friday), was centered 100 kilometers north of Sendai (about 300 km from Tokyo) in southern Iwate Prefecture, measured at 7.0 magnitude, killing 7 people with at least 144 hurt.  News coverage from CNN, BBC and several Canadian news agencies:

So what was our family doing during this time?  Well, we spent a very nice day shopping at Gotemba Premium Outlet near Mount Fiji.  The time this earthquake hit, we are riding the bus from Tokyo to the outlet mall so we didn’t feel a thing!

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