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NICHOLAS PETTAS BLOG: Earthquake !

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Earthquake !


Earthquakes are not a laughing matter in Japan, and if you feel a bit out of place or don't know what to do during a big one then there are places to go to where you can learn. In Ikebukuro there is a very big fire department, which has built in a whole section to teach people about the dangers of fire,earthquakes and other situations that are potentially dangerous. I actually sat in a room that simulated a 6 Richter scale quake! And it was a lot bigger than I had first assumed, I have experienced a lot of smaller and some bigger quakes during my time in Japan. But it was nothing compared to machine that simulated a big one. Then there is all the fire stuff and games that teach the children how to call in an emergency, I thought it was a real good place to go and actually prepare for when it happens. Because it is just a question of time before the next big one comes, we all know it will come but just not exactly when. Feels a bit like sitting a time bomb...tick tock, tick tock...


池袋にある消防災に行ってきました、そこは地震の体験できる経やがるんです!本当にすごいです。”今日は皆さん6.0の地震を体験しますので揺れ始めたらすぐにテーブルに下に入って体を隠して下さい”って言われたけど、まさかそんな必要あるのかな~と思って椅子に座りました。。。6.0は本当にすごいです、長いし、気分悪くなるぐらい長かったです。しかも、立て膝で座ってくださいって、膝は痛い、痛い本当に地震は怖いです。あそこでは万が一のときが来たらどうすればいいとか、家事を見たときどう電話して助けを求めるの体験できるし、意外と当り前のことを知ってそうでも、体験したことないと万が一が来たら本当に大丈夫か改めて思いました。でも、無料で体験できるので少しでも自分のこころを磨けばじしんがつきます。そして、周りはみんなパニックになっても冷静に119番に電はしてお願いすれば、きっと大丈夫。ひょっとしたらこんな感じの消防士は助けに来るかも?