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Japan – M6.4 quake in Shizuoka

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Laaska News March 16,2011

A strong earthquake hit eastern Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan on Tuesday night.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency says the focus of the quake was in eastern Shizuoka Prefecture and it struck at 10:31 PM Tuesday, local time.
The quake had an estimated depth of 14 kilometers with a magnitude upgraded from 6 to 6.4.

The agency says there may be slight changes in sea levels but there’s no need to worry about tidal damage.

Fujinomiya City in Shizuoka Prefecture was struck with an intensity of 6-plus on the Japanese scale of zero to 7. The quake was felt across the Tokyo and Tohoku areas.

The agency says there is a possibility that aftershocks with an intensity of 5-minus to 5-plus could occur within a week.


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