2018 Hokkaido Eastern Iburi earthquake

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An earthquake measuring 6.6 MW on the moment magnitude scale struck Iburi Subprefecture in southern Hokkaido, Japan, on 6 September 2018 at 3:08 a.m. Japan Standard Time.

The earthquake's epicenter was near Tomakomai. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) registered a magnitude of 6.7 Mj and a maximum intensity of 7 on the shindo scale.[1]

The earthquake's effects was felt strongly in Hokkaido and Aomori Prefecture.[2] The earthquake left 5.3 million residents without power.

As a result of the quake 41 people were left dead and 691 had injuries[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "M 6.6 – 27km E of Tomakomai, Japan". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  2. "M 6.6 – 27km E of Tomakomai, Japan: Did You Feel It?". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  3. 平成30年北海道胆振東部地震による被害及び消防機関等の対応状況(第31報) (PDF) (in Japanese). Fire and Disaster Management Agency. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.