Well, Japan did have an earthquake, but it was only 6.3 on Awajishima, exactly below the Westin where I was scheduled to stay last week. While 23 were injured on the island, and while you would have worried about a tsunami if you were near the seashore, it was nothing compared to the Great Hanshin Earthquake of magnitude 7.3 of 17January1995 (above), which killed 6,400, and whose epicenter was under this same island. Nearly a month after that 2011 9.0 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, which was catastrophic for those Fukushima nuclear reactors, I reported on a 7.1 I felt in Tokyo.
It is now tomorrow, and, coincidentally, I need to be in Gangnam today after lunch with long time colleague Kiryun Choi. I've stayed and had meetings in Gangnam numerous times, but this is the first time I've been in this town since the song became viral. The section being described is located across the Han River from downtown Seoul.
They are prepared for war, except that Professor Choi was unconcerned about the current "crisis," and so are the rest of the people in Seoul.