Big earthquake this morning

20 minutes ago we felt a big earthquake at work. The shook for a good 20-30 seconds and the building rocked a good deal. I checked out the earthquake report and it was a magnitude 6.6 quake in 新潟県, some 200km from here.

quake map

It was a 6 Low on the Japanese scale, which is the third highest level you can get. From what we felt here, so far from the epicenter, it must have been huge over there. I’ll see on TV at lunch but there’s probably going to be a good deal of destruction over there.