Strong earthquake rattles Tohoku region (Daily Yomiuri, 27/5/03).

I had my first experience with earthquake during my trip last year to the Tohoku region. The quake last for about 30 seconds, just when I was at the Sendai airport, eating ramen, waiting for my flight back home. The airport terminal swayed!

Actually, I encountered another earthquake when I was in Kobe in 2000, the site of a devastating earthquake some years ago. The train service was stopped. But I felt nothing during the incident!