Thursday, March 17, 2022

The only (American) casualty of Japan's earthquake

As you may remember, Younger Daughter is currently stationed in Japan with the Navy.

When I heard about the recent 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the nation, I was concerned but not worried. That's because Younger Daughter actually wasn't home – she had been sent to another ship for about two weeks for a training mission.

As it turns out, she arrived back in Japan shortly after the tremor. Thankfully she was able to make it back to her apartment without too much issue, where she managed to photograph the only (American) casualty of the earthquake:

I sincerely hope the rest of Japan has similarly mild damage.


  1. Thank you so much for the update. I too was concerned.


  2. I spent 18 months on a Spruance class destroyer in Yokosuka, so I went through a series of earthquakes. I am very glad to hear she is Ok.