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Japan: Earthquake: 2003/07/26 Country Information on DRR

Period 2003/07/26
Country or District Japan
Event Type Earthquake
Outline 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.
Human Impact Physical Impact 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)

Related Links


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)
(UN-OCHA Reliefweb)

CNN News
Strong quakes rock Japan

National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention(Japanese only)

Geographycal Data

USGS 2003/07/26
Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 7:22:26 AM local time at epicenter 38.54N 140.96E

USGS 2003/07/26
Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 12:13:11 AM local time at epicenter 38.45N 140.96E


Photos of the earthquake
Comment is Japanese only.

Yahoo! news 2003/07/26
AP photos