Strong earthquake in north-west Japan

A quake of magnitude 6.8 hit the north-west coast of Japan this morning at 10:13h. I felt it, and it felt stronger than both previous quakes I've felt, which is something considering the epicentre was five times further away than the previous times (some 250km). The JMA seismic intensity of the quake was 6 at the epicentre (on a scale that goes to 7), and 2 over here.

This image, taken from the Japan Meteorological Agency's website, shows how the quake was felt in most of central Japan:

JMA earthquake information

No damage was done over here, but in the north-west there were numerous injerous and MSNBC even reports two deaths.


Categories: Japan
Posted on: 2007-07-16 05:16 UTC.


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