March 11 Earthquake and the condition of Tokyo

Aoyama Cemetary, March 12

The initial quake hit early on a Friday afternoon while many people were working. Tokyo’s 23 Wards recorded a Shindo Level of 5-upper. Click to read about the Japanese seismic sales.

Immediately after the quake, shopowners and local residents went to check on each other. Many officeworkers had vacated their buildings and were waiting on the streets when a strong aftershock hit about 30 minutes later.