I was singing that song by Jerry Lewis last night during a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that struck off Japan’s Pacific coast on Wednesday night at 11:36 PM local time that impacted Tokyo and much of eastern Japan.
We were jolted awake and waited for what seemed an eternity until our building stopped swaying. We experienced no personal property damage.
The earthquake was located near Fukushima and Miyagi, regions that were battered by a devastating quake and tsunami just over 11 years ago.
Hundreds of people living along the coasts of Fukushima and Miyagi were evacuated to shelters as the quake triggered blackouts that affected more than 2 million households, caused fires and structural damage, and disrupted train services. Two small tsunami waves also hit the coastal areas.
Fortunately, the Tokyo Electric Power Company reported no major problems or abnormalities at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.