Welsh content creator, Connor "CDawgVA" Colquhoun, was literally shaken after he experienced a 4.6 magnitude (Mw) earthquake that rocked his room in Tokyo, during a Twitch stream on 7th October. Local news sources are calling the quake the strongest to hit the city since the 9.1 Mw Tōhoku disaster of 2011.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicentre of the earthquake was situated 62 kilometres deep in the northwestern prefecture of Chiba in Japan, east of its capital, Tokyo. The earthquake measured 6.1 Mw on the Richter scale but was later downgraded to 5.9 Mw.
Twitch streamer experiences 4.6 mag earthquake during livestream
CDawgVA was caught off guard when the earthquake struck and proceeded to rattle his room. "Oh, well that's a big earthquake. Oh sh*t," he said while his phone started to loudly ring an alert warning. The shaking lasted at least 30 seconds.
Although Japan is regularly the site of high magnitude earthquakes, many structures in the country are specially designed to withstand the tremors. While we are certainly happy that CDawgVA was left unharmed, we are sure that the quake got his heart racing!
CDawgVA was not situated near to the epicentre of the earthquake, which is arguably why he did not feel the full force of the 5.9 Mw quake. According to Japanese news sources, several wards across Japan reported seismic activity of 5 Mw or more.
CDawgVA has over 469,000 followers on Twitch and 2.9 million subscribers collectively across his two YouTube channels. His content predominantly covers Japanese culture and often features cosplay, anime, manga and roleplay. He is also a voice actor and is affiliated with the Kadokawa-backed agency, GeeXPlus.
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