I do believe I have run out of words.
Just as I started to think of composing a new post last night, we were hit by a huge aftershock at 11.30pm. Initially it was measured at 7.4 magnitude but was later reduced to a 7.1.Regardless of the numbers, it was absolutely terrifying.
Everyone apart from me was asleep. The tremor started as normal, but then it continued and got stronger; just like the big quake on 11th March. I was up and had the back door open, wondering at what point I should go up and get Rhiannon. But she was soon hurtling downstairs. It seemed like an eternity before Tim appeared.
The house was rattling horrendously. And the ground just kept shaking on and on. I think it lasted about three very long minutes. Time slows down. It's incredible how many thoughts can run through your mind in nano-seconds.
For some reason this one rattled me far more than the initial 9.0 magnitude earthquake. I think because I've been wondering about the stresses put onto the fault lines and tectonic plates under Tokyo that will produce The Big One - the Tokai earthquake.
I didn't sleep much last night. Just too much is going on right now.