Nature: Tottori Earthquake:Japan 2000
|born on||6 October 2000 at 04:30:19 (= 04:30:19 AM )|
|Place||Yonago, Japan, 35n26, 133e20|
|Astrology data||13°14' 21°07 Asc. 17°38'|
Japanese earthquake, 7.3 magnitude across nine prefectures of southwestern Japan. It knocked people down, shattered windows, collapsed shelves in stores and cut off electricity to thousands of homes and businesses. Homes were destroyed and a bridge washed away, with an injury count of only about 50 people.
This was the strongest quake in Japan since the 7.2 shake in Kyoto on 1/17/1995 that killed 6,524 and destroyed 250,000 homes. This area was much less densely populated, but the quake was felt for as far as 150 miles away from the Yonago epicenter. Had a quake of this strength hit Tokyo, it could have killed as many as 7,000 and left millions homeless.
Despite the strength of the quake and aftershocks, there was no tsunami. In the following 24 hours, there were 812 aftershocks, 213 of which were strong enough to be felt by people. Several of the aftershocks measured up to 4.9 (Tottori Prefecture) and 4.6 (Hokkaido).
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LMR quotes San Bernardino Sun 10/07/2000. The quake was centered six miles beneath western Tottori prefecture, 315 miles southwest of Tokyo with an epicenter at Yonago, an old castle town with a population of 134,000.
mik via USGS: there with GMT and 6,7
- Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters (7.3 earthquake, destructive, minor injuries)