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Japan : Earthquake, Tsunami : 2004/09/05
GLIDE: EQ-2004-000093-JPN  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2004/09/05
Country
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District
Japan
Name Earthquake, Tsunami
Outline TWO strong earthquakes jolted western and central Japan overnight, setting off tsunami waves and causing panic.More than 20 people were injured, but there was no major damage from the pair of quakes, which struck within five hours of each other in western Japan and off the coast of the central Tokai region.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Situation Report by FDMA of Japan (as of Sept. 6)
Seriously Injured 6
Lightly Injured 30
Evacuee 95,764
Partially Destroyed Houses 2

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Report/Articles
  • Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan
    (Japanese Information) Disaster Situation Report on Tokai-oki Earthquake (No. 4)
  • Asahi Shimbun 2004/09/07
    At least 42 people were injured, four seriously, in two strong offshore quakes that rattled the Kii Peninsula-where the deadly Tonankai Earthquake struck in 1944-on Sunday night. No deaths were reported, police said Monday.
  • Reuters 2004/09/07
    A moderate earthquake shook western Japan on Tuesday, two days after over 40 people were injured when two strong quakes hit the region.
  • Japan Today 2004/09/07
    An earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted extensive areas in the Tokai region in central Japan and the Kinki area in western Japan at 8:29 on Tuesday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
  • Bloomberg 2004/09/07
    Central and western regions of Japan were shaken by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, following two strong temblors that hit the area on Sunday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake.
  • New Zealand Herald 2004/09/06
    An earthquake measuring about 7.3 on the Richter scale shook western Japan on Sunday, the second strong quake to hit the area in five hours, and evacuations were ordered as tsunamis approached the coast, NHK television said.
  • Herald Sun 2004/09/06
    More than 20 people were injured, but there was no major damage from the pair of quakes, which struck within five hours of each other in western Japan and off the coast of the central Tokai region.
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