Sunday, July 22, 2007

Strong Earthquake in Japan

On the eve of my departure for Tokyo, I encountered a news article about a strong earthquake in Japan's nortwest coast. Below are the details:

( Source: 

Earthquake Jolts Kashiwazaki Japan, Seven Killed

Kashiwazaki Japan - A powerful earthquake 10 miles below sea level jolted Japan's northwest coast Monday, killing seven people and injuring at least 700 others.

The 6.8-magnitute quake, which struck at 10:13 a.m. knocked down more than 500 houses, the Kyodo news agency reported.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake caused minor shaking in Tokyo, 150 miles south of the epicenter.

Police in Kashiwazaki told Japan's NHK television that several buildings had collapsed and the injured were treated at local hospitals.

(7/16/07, Manila time)

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