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Japan : Earthquake : 2003/09/26

GLIDE:  EQ-2003-000476-JPN

Duration 2003/09/26
Country or District Japan
Name Earthquake
Outline An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early Friday, September 26, 2003.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Situation Report by Cabinet Office, Japan (as of Sept. 28)
Missing: 2 persons
Seriouly Injured: 46 persons
Slightly Injured: 545 persons
Totally Collapsed: 7 Houses
Half Collapsed: 15 Houses
Partially Collapsed: 223 Houses
Fire Outbreak: 4 cases
Damaged Ports: 32
Situation Report by Cabinet Office (as of 14:30, Sep. 26)
Dead: 1 person
Seriously Injured: 23 persons
Slightly Injured: 214 persons
Evacuee: 20,410 persons
Power Blackout: 5,341 houses
Water Failure: 4,161 houses
Fire Breakout: 3 cases
Situation Report by Japan Meteorological Agency
Dead: 1 persons
Injured: 51 persons
Evacuee: 41,200 persons
Fire Breakout: 3 cases
Closed Airport: 1 (Kushiro Airport)

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Report/Articles

MSN news 2003/09/29
Missing 3 persons, Injured 590 people

CNN news 2003/09/28
A storage tank caught fire at an oil refinery in northern Japan on Sunday as aftershocks rocked the region following a powerful earthquake two days earlier.

Disaster Management, Cabinet Office, The Government of Japan
Situation Report on Tokachi-oki Earthquake (as of 20:00, September 28, 2003) (pdf)

Disaster Management, Cabinet Office, The Government of Japan
Situation Report of the earthquake in Hokkaido (as of 14:30 on September 26, 2003)

Herald.com 2003/09/26
Japan's northern island of Hokkaido was rocked today by the strongest earthquake to hit anywhere in the world this year, a magnitude 8.0 temblor that injured more than 236 people, forced the evacuation of 41,000 others and blacked out 16,000 homes.

The Detroit News 2003/09/26
A strong quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 rocked the northern Japan island of Hokkaido early Friday, injuring more than 120 people, knocking out power, derailing a train and touching off an industrial fire.

Report by National Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
Analysis of the Earthquake data

Report by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
(Japanese only)

Report by Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Japan
(Japanese only)

Situation Report by Japan Meteorological Agency
(Japanese only)

Reuters AlertNet 2003/09/26
A series of powerful earthquakes shook the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early on Friday, injuring more than 160 people, causing widespread damage and blackouts and prompting officials to issue tidal wave warnings.

BBC News 2003/09/26
A strong earthquake has struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido injuring over 100 people.

CNN News 2003/09/26
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early Friday, prompting authorities to issue tsunami warnings that extend as far as Hawaii.

Geographycal Data Information

USGS Earthquake Informaiton Center 2003/10/08

USGS Earthquake Informaiton Center 2003/09/25
Preliminary Earthquake Report (Information on Epicenter, etc.)

Pictures

Daisuki-Tokachi
Damages of Road and Port

Tokachi-Navi 2003/09/26
Photo - the strongest earthquake in Hokkaido -

asahi.com
photo information

BBC news 2003/09/26
In pictures: Hokkaido earthquake

Yahoo asia News 2003 /09/27
Workers prepare to repair a road in Toyokoro which caved in after a powerful quake hit Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003.