We are happy to report our exhibit in Japan is being visited by multitudes of Japan Geoscience Union meeting attendees. All the excitement has us barely feeling the time change anymore. Despite Chiba, which is located in the Greater Tokyo Area, being 11 hours ahead of Southern Illinois, we are having a phenomenal time at JpGU.
On Monday we felt an earthquake that was centered just northeast of Tokyo. The U.S. Geological Survey measured it at a 5.3 magnitude. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
If we had been filming the Em2 when the earthquake happened, we would have captured the significant bank failure we saw in the model.
A few visitors to our booth had seen us before at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, and they were happy we brought two of our models, an Emriver Em2 and Emflume1, to Japan. Thanks to the packing skills of Steve, Jim and Keisha, they arrived safe and sound without a scratch.
Thursday is the final day of exhibition, and we hope you will stop by and see us in booth number 43 if you are at JpGU. If you are elsewhere, you can see the next best thing--more photos from JpGU on our Facebook Page.
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