On May 16, a YouTube video entitled “SHINee’s Jonghyun Who Goes To Japan And Experiences An Earthquake” was uploaded, showing the group as they experience an earthquake in the middle of a live interview.
In the video, you can see Jonghyun’s surprise in particular, as he becomes very startled and his eyes widen in fear as he feels the tremors hit the studio. Only after he is told to sit down by one of the interview hosts does he seem to calm down. You can watch the video for yourself below:
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake occurred on May 16 at 9:23 p.m., affecting the Tokyo metropolitan area and Fukushima prefecture, and recording between 3 and 5 on the Richter scale.
Fans expressed their worry for the group, and relief at their safety.
Thankfully, no casualties have been reported in this earthquake.