Former Twin Cities Woman Living in Tokyo

By WEEK Producer

March 15, 2011 Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM CDT

Tuesday a reported 6-.0 aftershock rattled residents including central Illinois native Jenny Wojcik.

She is a freelance english teacher and translator living in tokyo with her fiance.

Four days after Japan's strongest recorded earthquake an aftershock of 6.4 shook tokyo late Tuesday night.

It was centered 55 miles southwest of the city.

Jenny Wojcik says it's no way to get a good night's sleep, "We have our little seismic activity in the house, which is just a hanger. If it's swinging, then it's not all in my head. But sometimes it does feel like I'm just on a boat "

The threat of a nuclear meltdown is 150 miles away from Tokyo.

Wojcik says they've been told radiation levels in the city are about 1/10 of a chest x-ray.

Life in Tokyo is full of inconveniences right now, but Wojick says she's struck by the calm.

Almost everybody is trying to conserve energy and food.

She says those who don't are encouraged to change their ways, "There are some panic buyers but I think there are some slight pressures from people who give you the eye if you're buying too much. Some get the hint, usually they get the hint. "

Wojcik's message for central Illinois: we're doing OK, but she could really do without any more aftershocks.

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