ANCHORAGE, Alaska — John Faciane was teaching English classes to his students at Senshu University outside of Tokyo as the massive earthquake hit.
"It was like a truck hit the building."
He's been teaching English there for the past few years and has seen a fair amount of quakes back home in Anchorage as well as in his adopted country of Japan.
"At first I knew something was going on because i felt like I was on a boat or something," said Faciane, "I felt a little woozy and then I was like oh there is an earthquake because they happen a lot over there and then I could feel it getting bigger."
In the days following the quake Faciane said the stores quickly ran out of things like Cup of Noodles, toilet paper and frozen foods.