Japan : Earthquake : 2005/08/16
|Country or District||Japan|
|Outline||A strong earthquake (M7.2, D42km) hit off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture and caused major damages in the Tohoku region. None was dead or missing, but 100 people were injured. A tsunami was observed.|
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|Cabinet Office, White Paper on Disaster Management (2006) 2006/06/01|
|Collapsed houses: 1 total collapse; 984 partial damage|
Cabinet Office, White Paper on Disaster Management (2006) 2006/06/01
A strong earthquake (M7.2, D42km) hit off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture and caused major damages in the Tohoku region. None was dead or missing, but 100 people were injured. A tsunami was observed.
BBC News 2005/08/16
Bullet trains were suspended, a nuclear power station was shut down and flights at Tokyo's Haneda airport temporarily halted as a precaution, it was reported.
An official in Sendai, a city with a population of about one million, said some people were injured at an indoor swimming pool after parts fell from the roof. Early reports said the injured could total as many as 80 but NHK said one person had been seriously hurt and 13 others were slightly injured. Trains were halted, although there were no reports of derailments, and some soon resumed service. Tokyo's major airports resumed operations after runways were briefly closed for checks. There was also a report of a landslide but it was not clear if people had been injured. About 17,000 households were without electricity, Tohoku Electric said.
Geographycal Data Information
U.S. Geological Survey Preliminary Earthquake Report 2005/08/16
A major earthquake occurred at 02:46:30 (UTC) on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. The magnitude 7.2 event has been located in NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN. The hypocentral depth was estimated to be 53 km (33 miles).