Delco woman studying in Tokyo witnesses quake

    Samantha Landau was riding her bike home away from crowded downtown Tokyo when she started to hear car alarms in a nearby parking lot and saw an empty vehicle bouncing on the pavement, she wrote in an email to her uncle of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan Friday.

    The Delco resident whose been studying at the International Christian University in Mitaki, Tokyo was used to smaller, shorter earthquakes, but when the earth didn’t stop shaking after 30 seconds Landau knew this earthquake was different.

    Read her full eye witness account by reporter Alex Rose in The DelcoTimes.

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