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Magnitude 6.7 NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN

Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 00:41:57 UTC

News Release

The following is a revised REPEAT revised release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred n of Kanazawa, Honshu, Japan at 6:42 PM MDT, Mar 24, 2007 (Mar 25 at 9:42 AM local time in Japan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available.

At least one dead and 150 injured. 58 houses destroyed and 455 seriously damaged. A six inch tsunami was recorded. Felt (V) at Kanazawa; (III) at Nagoya and Osaka; (II) at Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo and Yokohama. Also felt at Aizuwakamatsu, Ayase, Daito, Hakui, Hiroshima, Ibaraki, Ichinomiya, Ina, Inazawa, Itoigawa, Iwakuni, Kaga, Kashiwazaki, Kizu, Kodaira, Kokubunji, Komoro, Konan, Koriyama, Kosugi, Kusatsu, Matsumoto, Nagahama, Nagai, Nagaoka, Nara, Niigata, Nyuzen, Okayama, Okazaki, Sagamihara, Sanda, Sayama, Shiojiri, Suita, Takayama, Tokamachi, Tondabayashi, Toyama, Yokosuka and Yonezawa. Recorded (6U JMA) in Ishikawa, (3 JMA) in much of central Honshu and (2 JMA) throughout Honshu. Also recorded (1 JMA) in southwestern Hokkaido.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

 


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