I wish I could say this morning was like every other morning, but it isn't. I had spent the night in the seismology lab monitoring the earth's tectonic plates. Their activity was more unusual as of the last 36 hours.

9 am Tokyo time and I clutch the graphical evidence I found a few hours before. I watch as the president of the University of Tokyo, the President of the Seismological Society of Japan addresses the nation about the unusual activity that has been found. The tectonic plates have begun to shift out of control that caused a few earthquakes and tsunamis to the north of the country early this morning.

We have shared our findings with the western half of the world. Their machines graphed the same data. As we discussed past events of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanos, etc the current findings were much worse than the activity of those in the past. We all believed it would get worse before it got better. After hours of deliberation, we concluded the world was at the beginning of the end.

Alerting the governor of Tokyo who in turn would alert the President of Japan, We pushed them to make a statement about what the coming days were going to be like. The top aide for the governor was dismissive about it, saying that we were exaggerating the data. He didn't want to believe the world was ending from seeing a few more earthquakes hit the world.

He didn't relay the severity of it to the governor, who in turn didn't relay it to the people for comfort. Standing on the sidelines next to my colleagues I had to step in and say something. I raced up the podium pushed the governor out of the way and stated for everyone to prepare for the worst. The world was going to continue to break and flood and to seek safety, by then the security came and escorted me off the stage and to the back.

The governor continued to address the people calmly and assure them all was well. His aide started to chastise me for my abrupt statement. I retaliated by saying that the governor needs to tell the truth, this will get worse before it gets better. During the middle of our argument, another earthquake hit. This time the building shook, lights flickered stress cracks appeared all in the walls. Skaffolding started to fall on the press in the audience, the security detail rushed the governor out of harms way of anything. One trailing the group got crushed by a falling light fixture.

As i struggled to keep my footing i felt the governors aide grab my arms to hold me up. “We have to get out of here.” He said to me. We turned around and worked our way through the small crowd. I needed to get to my equipment to see the severity of this current event. He yelled to me as i made my way down the hallway to my lab.

“Where are you going? We have to evacuate.”

“I need to see the severity of this. Theres no point in evacuating if this gets worse and we will be hit with something worse and the earth swallows us up.”

We stood in front of my computer and i punched in some data reading the plates are shifting and we just experienced a 6.5 magnitude quake. A tremor shook the building again, the lights and computers flickered.

“We have to get out of here.”

“Oh so you believe me now.” I replied.

“Yes you dont need to rub it in, i believe you. Now lets go.”

“You dont have to stay here with me, go run away and try and find a safe place out there in the kaos.”

“Are you always this bossy and direct?”

“Pretty much… now if i predict this right another quake will hit any minute now and following it minutes later will be a tsunami. We are better here then out on the streets.” I said.

“That i wont take you at your word.” He said back.

The ground shook again, the computer parts on the tables vibrated all over. Things fell off the desks. We looked at one another, he reached for my hand. The floor split in two under my feet and the world went black.

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