strong earthquake M 6:0 in Awajishima - 5:33, April 13
2013年4月13日 5時33分ごろ

We got quite a shaking up here,
the strongest quake we felt ever in Okayama.

Felt like 4 in Okayama. 震度4 岡山県北部

震度6弱 felt like M:5 strong
兵庫県 兵庫県淡路島 淡路市 

震度5弱 felt like M 5 weak
大阪府 大阪府南部 大阪岬町
兵庫県 洲本市 
徳島県 徳島県北部 鳴門市 
香川県 香川県東部 東かがわ市 小豆島町 

Western Japan

Kansai region

Strong earthquake hits Awaji Island
A strong earthquake struck beneath Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan on Saturday morning.
The 5:33 a.m. tremor registered six-minus near the epicenter on the Japanese scale of intensity from zero to 7.
The Japan's Meteorological Agency says the quake's epicenter was near Awaji Island at a depth of 10 kilometers. The estimated magnitude was 6.0.
No major damage has been reported so far.
source : NHK world news

- - - - - NEXT earthquake at 5:41
Magnitude 3.8 in Osaka
2013年4月13日 5時41分ごろ
マグニチュード 3.8

- - - - - NEXT earthquake at 6:05
Magnitude 2.7 at Awajishima 淡路島付近

- - - - - NEXT earthquake at 6:09
Magnitude 3.2 in 播磨灘 Bay of Osaka
マグニチュード 3.2

- - - - - shaking goes on :

2013年4月13日 6時21分 淡路島付近 3.2
2013年4月13日 6時27分 淡路島付近 3.0
2013年4月13日 6時34分 淡路島付近 3.4
2013年4月13日 7時11分 淡路島付近 2.7
2013年4月13日 7時17分 三重県北部 2.7
2013年4月13日 8時22分 淡路島付近 2.9 and so on


Strong quake hurts 23 in echoes of Kobe ’95

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck western Japan early Saturday, causing at least 23 injuries and traumatic flashbacks to the deadly 1995 Kobe temblor, the Meteorological Agency said.

The 5:33 a.m. quake registered lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale to 7 on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture. It originated near the island at a depth of around 15 km, the agency said.

No tsunami warning was issued, but the agency warned that aftershocks as strong as lower 5 might occur for about a week.
The central government set up a task force at the prime minister’s office while the Cabinet’s crisis management officials were instructed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to gather information on any damage and to make every effort to help the injured, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters.

The National Police Agency said 23 injuries, including 14 in Hyogo, had been confirmed across five prefectures.
Local officials on Awaji Island said they have received reports of damage to roofs and walls but that no large-scale structural problems have been confirmed.
No quake damage was immediately observed at nuclear facilities in western areas, including the Ikata power plant in Ehime Prefecture, the Shimane plant in Shimane Prefecture and an atomic laboratory in Osaka, their operators said.

The Oi atomic power station in Fukui Prefecture, the only nuclear facility in the nation that’s actually generating electricity, was also apparently unaffected.
“Our operation has continued because we haven’t monitored any abnormalities, but we are still checking whether there was any damage to the facilities,” said an official at the plant, which is run by Kansai Electric Power Co.

Many train lines in Hyogo and surrounding areas were suspended for safety inspections but most resumed service later in the day, operators said.
The major airports in the area were undamaged, the transport ministry reported. Although the temblor delayed four landings at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, all arrived safely.
Other infrastructure, including roads and bridges, were unaffected by the quake and no blackouts occurred.

On Jan. 17, 1995, the 7.3-magnitude Great Hanshin Earthquake struck north of Awaji Island, destroying much of Kobe and neighboring areas and killing about 6,400 people. The agency said the fault movements of the two quakes were different and that it will take more time to determine whether they are linked, although their depths and the times at which they struck were eerily similar.

On Awaji, residents were understandably frightened.
“First, I felt like I was tossed into the air by the Earth. Then came continuous horizontal shaking,” said resident Toshihiro Ueda, 53. “I had a flashback to the (Great Hanshin) quake.”

A Minamiawaji Municipal Government employee said he was half-asleep when the temblor hit: “I couldn’t move. All I could do was just hide under my futon until the shaking was over.”

The quake also apparently rattled the nerves of a transport ministry official who mistakenly warned scores of airport offices that a North Korean missile had been launched.

The bureaucrat, who works in the Osaka aviation bureau, sent out an email to 87 airport offices warning of the nonexistent missile launch when he was trying to send out an alert about the temblor instead, the ministry said.
source : www.japantimes.co.jp - March 14


source : typhoon.yahoo.co.jp


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