I know it is still tough for them down there.

This link gives good info about “shindo” (the measurement in Japan for seismic intensity level.)  I was mistaken in a previous post when I said that “shindo” and magnitude are the same.  They are not.  I asked my husband and he said magnitude is how much energy is released, and shindo is how much shaking there is.  So the magnitude (energy released) might be a high number, but if you live far from the epicenter, the shindo in your area will be a low number.

Please read the link if you live in Japan.  It’s informative.