We were just watching TV when everything started swaying--the house plants, the fish tank, the apartment. My husband thought I was fidgeting and making the couch jiggle--gee, thanks, honey. It wasn't such a large earthquake in Tokyo, about 4 on the rector scale. But the entire country was shaken up, and in the Niigata area not that far away, the tremors registered at 6.8. According to the news, it's difficult to even stand in anything higher than a 6.
I couldn't help noticing that throughout the quake as well as the aftershocks, my dog Edward remained sweetly slumbering at our feet. I thought animals were supposed to be highly sensitive to these sorts of things?