View Full Version : M6 earthquake hits Miyagi prefecture

Aug 16, 2005, 11:55
A powerful eartquake has rattled most of Eastern and Northern Japan a few minutes ago. NHK announces a M6 earthquake in/near Sendai with risks of tsunami. The tremor was felt until Tokyo (M3 or 4) where it shaked for over 1min.

Aug 16, 2005, 13:46
Felt pretty bad. Our building wouldn't stop swinging. :relief:

6.8 quake strikes northeastern Japan, tsunami warning issued (http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=&id=346444)

Has just been updated to a magnitude of 7.2. 27 persons injured so far.

Aug 16, 2005, 14:01
Must have been fairly strong - we felt it in Sapporo.

Aug 17, 2005, 09:37
The eartquake is now estimated to have been of magnitude 7.2.

=> BBC News : Earthquake rocks northern Japan (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4155026.stm)