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Duration 2003/07/26 At 7.13 a.m. (2313-1 GMT) on Saturday, July 26, 2003, a strong earthquake, estimated magnitude 6.2, hit northern Japan near the city of Sendai.
The earthquake has injured 100, power supply is cut off in 100 thousand houses.
Country or District Japan Name Earthquake
Headline(Source, Date) Personal Injury Material Damage Others Situation Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency (as of July 30) Injured 630 people (including 18 seriously injured) Totally Destroyed 218 houses
Half Destroyed 1,180 houses
Partialy Destroyed 4,426 houses
Fire 3 cases
Water supply - damaged 13,925 houses (recovered as of July 30)
Electricity - damaged 100,000 houses (recovered as of July 26)
- Fire and Disaster Management Agency, JAPAN
Report on the earthquake hit northern part of Miyagi Prefecture (Japanese)
- AFP Report 2003/07/28
A strong quake jolted northern Japan where three powerful earthquakes and some 1,000 aftershocks during the weekend left around 570 people injured.
- Mainichi Interactive - Mainichi Daily News
Huge earthquake hits northern Japan
- Earthquake Research Institute, Univ. of Tokyo
Special Event Page - 2003/05/26 MIYAGI-Oki Earthquake (Mj 7.0)
- Earthquake Information Bulletin, IFRC (2003/07/28)
- CNN News
Strong quakes rock Japan
- National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention(Japanese only)
Geographycal Data Information
- USGS 2003/07/26
Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 7:22:26 AM local time at epicenter
- USGS 2003/07/26
Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 12:13:11 AM local time at epicenter
Emergency Relief Information
Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center
- Photos of the earthquake
Comment is Japanese only.
- Yahoo! news 2003/07/26