Your exactly right, a lot of the buildings took the quake unlike a lot of our historical buildings in Christchurch 6.3 that were flattened but to be fair to building codes here that quake was only 5km or 3 miles deep and 10km or 6 miles from the city so it would be like a bomb under your feet.If it had not been for all the preparation they have done for this kind of event things could have been much worse. For example Japan as the toughest building codes in the world wrt earthquake protection. Lets hope things start to improve now that this has passed.
Cheers thanks for the update, we had the same problem here with the christchurch quake as if you go by some world media reports it is a ghost town but most commerce etc still alive and kickin just a few set backs.Hello,
I live in kanagawa,Japan(away from disaster area at 300km) .
Last week I went to edge of tsunami area for volunteer work, it was very shocking scene.
This disaster is very sad, and maybe long long time is necessary for recovery from this damage.
But, please, do not believe wrong information.
"Tokyo is turned to ghost town because many people run away"etc, many wrong information written on the web.
Currently we(without disaster area living peoples) doing normally daily life except for little power saving.
A lot of japanese(of course, me too) have expressed gratitude for the support of each country.
If you want to know the local information of japan, then please contact to me.