But the epicenter of that temblor was about 160 kilometers away; a new earthquake could strike much closer, Zhao said.
One man said when the temblor struck he heard a “roaring sound” and felt a violent vibration—“I never felt like that before.”
Aftershocks continue to rattle Sendai and its environs, including a 6.9-magnitude temblor on Sunday.
For perhaps two, or two and a half minutes, the temblor continued and much damage was done.
It was only a 'temblor,' or shock of earthquake, in its mildest form, but it may be the precursor of a more serious disaster.
One night while I was at the Hotel de France there was a temblor or slight earthquake.
Each meeting resulted in a small explosion, and a temblor that was felt far above.
I sent a Mexican Herald about the temblor and the entry of Madero.
It was merely a temblor, such as anyone would expect to feel occasionally with six smoking volcanic cones in view.