A regional daily journalist missed being at the epicentre of a deadly earthquake in Japan by a matter of hours.
Swindon Advertiser reporter Daniel Angelini passed through the city of Osaka, close to where a quake struck on Monday, claiming at least five lives.
Daniel, pictured, is spending two weeks in Japan on holiday with friends, and passed through Osaka railway station a few hours before the disaster.
He told the Advertiser he could feel the tremors more than a hundred miles away in the city of Okayama.
Said Daniel: I didn’t know what was happening. I woke up in the middle of the night and the whole room was shaking.
“It was only slight at first, then after a few seconds everything shifted from side to side and I realised I was experiencing an earthquake.
“I couldn’t believe it. I’d never been in a situation like that before. The friends I’m travelling with were just as shocked.
“We’d been in Osaka just a few days earlier and were very glad we weren’t there last night. If we’d felt the quake as far away as Okayama I dread to think what it would have been like at its epicentre.”