The earthquake hit hard, even out here in Shizuoka, far from the epicenter.
The shake was long but fortunately it doesn't seem there was any significant damage or injuries in this area.
But, friends in Ibaraki and Miyagi were hit very hard, some lost homes, most are in the dark right now.
Public transportation has also stopped, so many friends in Tokyo are stuck making multi-hour walks back home from work, or finding a floor to sleep on in a nearby building.
Phones have been down, as has text messages, so it's near impossible at the moment to get through to anyone outside of Facebook/Twitter.
Still can't get in touch with many friends, family. I hope everyone is safe.