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Japan : Earthquake : 2007/07/16

GLIDE:  EQ-2007-000102-JPN

Duration 2007/07/16
Country or District Japan
Name Earthquake
Outline A powerful earthquake hit Niigata and Nagno Prefecure in Central Japan at 10:13AM, July 16,2007. The Meteorological Agency says the focus of the quake, with an estimated magnitude of 6.8, was about 17 kilometers under the sea floor off Niigata. The Agency immediately issued a tsunami tidal wave warning for parts of Niigata and Sado Island off the prefecture, but lifted it about one hour later. 14 dead, 2345 injuries were reported.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Situation Report No.48 by FDMA
Dead: 15
Injured: 2345
Totally destroyed houses: 1,259
Half destroyed houses: 5,487
Partially destroyed houses: 34,485

Fire: 3
Situation Report No.46 by FDMA
Dead: 14
Injured: 2345
Totally destroyed houses: 1,244
Half destroyed houses: 5,250
Partially destroyed houses: 34,401

Fire: 3
Situation Report No.10 by FDMA (as of 17:30)
Dead 7, Injured 226 Totally destroyed 305 houses, Half destroyed 11 houses, Partially destroyed 198 houses
Situation Report No.6 by FDMA (as of 14:45 on July 16)
Dead: 2 persons, Injured: 33 persons Totally destroyed houses: 298

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FDMA 2007/12/04
FDMA Disaster Report on Niigata EQ (No.48):

FDMA 2007/10/22
FDMA Disaster Report on Niigata EQ (No.46):

FDMA 2007/08/02
FDMA Disaster Report on Niigata EQ (No.36): As of 2 August, reported 11 dead and 1987 injuries, and collaplsed buildings are over 20,000.

Nagoya University Seismic Center
Japanese only

Situation Report No.8 by Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Situation Report: Damage and Emergency Response (as of 17:30, July 16) (pdf, Japanese document)

Japan Meteorological Agency (as of 10:28, July 16)
Information on the Intensity of Earthquake in the affected areas

BBC News 2007/07/16
A strong earthquake in north-western Japan has killed two people and injured more than 150 on July 16, 2007.

Situation Report No.6 by Fire and Disaster Management Agency
Niigata-Jochuetsu-oki Earthquake (as of 14:45 on July 16, 2007) (pdf, Japanese document)

Geographycal Data Information

Latest EQ Information by USGS
Magnitude 6.7 - NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN (2007 July 16 01:13:28 UTC)

Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Japanese page)
Map & Analysis Data


Reuters AlerNet 2007/07/16 picture
A man walks past a collapsed house in Kashiwazaki, northern Japan, July 16, 2007.