Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

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1/23/14

TOKYO (AP) — The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought.

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A daylight assessment Sunday found at least 50 homes destroyed in two villages, and 41 people injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said.

The magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday west of Nagano city at a depth of 5 kilometers (3 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The agency revised the magnitude and depth from initial estimates. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude of 6.2. Since the quake occurred inland, there was no possibility of a tsunami.

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[Breaking] M6.8 hit Fukushima offshore / No update on Fukushima plant status

Fukushima Diary
At 4:22 7/12/2014 (JST), a strong earthquake of M6.8 hit Fukushima offshore.

The maximum seismic intensity was 4.

In area where Fukushima nuclear plant is located, it was 3. The epicenter was approx. 10km deep.

At this moment, no update on Fukushima plant situation has been published.

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

http://weathernews.jp/quake/

Magnitude-5.2 earthquake jolts Tohoku

Japan Times

6/8/14


(map: Lonely Planet)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 jolted northeastern parts of Japan on Sunday afternoon, the Meteorological Agency reported.

The quake struck at 2:24 p.m. at a depth of around 70 km on the southern coast of Iwate Prefecture, the agency said.

In parts of Miyagi, the temblor’s intensity was registered as 4 on the Japanese seismic scale to 7.

M5.7 earthquake jolts eastern Japan; no tsunami alert

Japan Today
NATIONAL NOV. 19, 2013 – 06:55AM JST
TOKYO —
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan on Tuesday morning, seismologists reported. No tsunami alert was issued.

The quake struck at around 4:10 a.m. off the eastern Honshu coastline, 25 kilometers from the city of Toba and 37 kilometers from the city of Ise, according to the U.S. Geological Survey which monitors earthquakes worldwide.

The tremor struck far down at a depth of 332 kilometers, the USGS added. There were no initial reports of damage.

Japan lies on the so-called “Ring of Fire”, a series of seismic fault lines encircling the Pacific Ocean which create frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan last week, rocking buildings in Tokyo. That tremor struck at a much shallower depth of 59 kilometers.

From http://www.emsc-csem.org/

Magnitude mb 5.1
Region NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
Date time 2013-12-09 20:36:46.0 UTC
Location 36.38 N ; 141.84 E
Depth 5 km
Distances 208 km E of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,336,599 / local time: 05:36:46.0 2013-12-10
125 km E of Mito-shi, Japan / pop: 246,538 / local time: 05:36:46.0 2013-12-10
107 km E of Takahagi, Japan / pop: 33,576 / local time: 05:36:46.0 2013-12-10

Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning

Reuters

TOKYO | Sun Nov 3, 2013 1:57am EDT

Nov 3 (Reuters) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 jolted eastern Japan including the capital, Tokyo, on Sunday, the NHK public broadcaster and witnesses said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. (Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture

Aljazeera
Sept 20, 2013

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered operator TEPCO to scrap all six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant [Reuters]
A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the Japanese prefecture that is home to the nuclear power plant crippled in the March 2011 quake and tsunami.The US Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 2.25am (17.25 GMT) on Friday at a depth of about 22km under the Fukushima prefecture, about 177km northeast of Tokyo.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue an alert.

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5.9 earthquake strikes Japan off Fukushima coast

An earthquake with a magnitude measured at 5.9 by Japan’s Meteorological Agency has struck the northeast of the country. The epicenter was close to the Fukushima coast and only 200km from Tokyo, causing buildings in the capital to shake.

The quake struck at 2:48 pm (05:48 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 50km (31 miles) from land. The United States Geological Survey recorded the earthquake as being of magnitude 6.1, with a depth of 33km (20.5 miles).

No tsunami warning has been issued, despite the offshore quake’s close proximity to Fukushima prefecture, where the magnitude 9.0 quake in March 2011 instigated the Tsunami, which led to the deaths of at least 16,000 people and nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s two nuclear plants in the prefecture reported no immediate irregularities as a result of the quake, according to the local Kyodo news agency.

Miyagi prefecture, further north, suffered the strongest impact from the quake. No information has been released on potential injuries. However, its Onagawa nuclear plant also recorded no irregularities, according to its operator Tohoku Electric Power Co.

“We have received no reports of damage so far,” an official from Fukushima prefecture told AFP.

RT
http://rt.com/news/japan-fukushima-earthquake-tokyo-468/