posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 01:15 AM
155 people were injured today when a strong earthquake measuring at a 6.4 on the Richter scale hit the northern coast of Fukuaoka in the Sea of Japan.
The quake halted train service in several areas and a temporary tsunami warning was issued. The epicenter of the quake was only 915 kilometers west
March 20 (Bloomberg) -- An earthquake jolted southwestern Japan, halting train services and shaking buildings. At least 155 people were reported
injured, according to NHK television.
The earthquake, which struck at 10:53 local time today, had a magnitude of 6.4 and was centered forty kilometers (25 miles) off the northern coast of
Fukuoka prefecture in the Sea of Japan, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site.
The epicenter was 915 kilometers west of Tokyo at a depth of 10 kilometers. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
At least 20 houses in the area have been destroyed. This is being recorded as the strongest earthquake in this are since 1898. Exact measurements of
the quakes magnitude are unknown as some instruments measured the quake at 7.0 and some at 6.4 or 6.0.
Flights in Japan are reportedly unaffected by the earthquake and flights have resumed after inspection of the airfield.
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Magnitude: mb 6.0
Region: KYUSHU, JAPAN
Date Time: 2005/03/20 at 01:53:41.0 UTC
Location: 33.38 N ; 130.54 E
Depth: 10 km
References: 35 km SE Fukuoka ; 3 km NE Tosu ;
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[edit on 20-3-2005 by deeprivergal]