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Japan: Earthquake: 2003/09/20 Country Information on DRR

Period 2003/09/20
Country or District Japan
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Tokyo on Saturday, injuring at least seven people. The quake struck at 1255 (0355 GMT), rocking buildings for about 30 seconds, but there were no reports of major structural damage and public transport was not seriously affected.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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BBC news 2003/09/20
The epicentre was 80 kilometres (50 miles) below the surface in the Pacific Ocean east of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

excite news (Japanese) 2003/09/20
Injured people 8

CNN news 2003/09/20
Tokyo hit by earthquake, typhoon

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