The 7.4-magnitude temblor knocked out power and cause extensive damage to peoples' properties breaking windows and smashing furniture.
The quake hit near Fukushima, where buildings shook violently.
Although the hospital wasn’t hit by the tsunami, the sight of the city from the top floor completely changed in front of her eyes as 1,522 households were swallowed by the waves.
Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory.