Got tell you that M9.0 quake on Friday was beyond scary! Until you are in the middle of one at the top of a high-rise building, you have nothing to compare it with.
The buildings were swinging at least a couple of meters in every direction. Watching the building out the window suddenly bend towards you makes you think “oh fuck!” But you know there’s virtually nothing you could do to escape. Fortunately, most of the buildings in Tokyo are designed to take upto a 7.0 direct hit. The only thing I could do was just hang on to something solid and ride out the waves.
I still can’t help but wonder: “Was that the Big one?”