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The 2009 Shizuoka earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 6.4 [1][2] that hit Shizuoka Prefecture in the south of Honshū, Japan, on August 11 at 05:07 local time (August 10, 20:07 UTC).

2009 Shizuoka earthquake
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Shizuoka Earthquake Shakemap 20090811.jpg
UTC time2009-08-10 20:07:09
ISC event15742574
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local date11 August 2009 (2009-08-11)
Local time05:07
Magnitude6.4 Mw
Depth26 km
Epicenter34°46′41″N 138°16′34″E / 34.778°N 138.276°E / 34.778; 138.276Coordinates: 34°46′41″N 138°16′34″E / 34.778°N 138.276°E / 34.778; 138.276
Areas affectedJapan
Casualties1 fatality
134 injuries

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OverviewEdit

The seismic intensity was observed as shindo 6- in Izu, Yaizu, Makinohara, Omaezaki, Shizuoka.[3]

One woman was killed in Shizuoka, 134 people were injured, and 6,000 buildings received at least minor damage. In addition, the shoulder of Tōmei Expressway was damaged.[4][5][6]

In this area, it is presumed that an M8 class Tokai earthquake will occur in the near future.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Magnitude 6.4 - NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN". Archived from the original on 2010-01-14. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  2. ^ Magnitude 6.5 by Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) 平成21年8月11日の駿河湾の地震(Japanese) - JMA. Accessed 2009-08-16. Archived 2009-08-22.
  3. ^ 2009年8月11日05時07分ころの駿河湾の地震について(Japanese) - JMA. Accessed 2009-08-16. Archived 2009-08-22.
  4. ^ Strong quakes hit Japan and India
  5. ^ Quake-prone Japan still waiting for 'the big one'
  6. ^ 駿河湾を震源とする地震(第15報):訂正(Japanese) - Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA). Accessed 2009-08-16. Archived 2009-08-22.
  7. ^ 相模トラフ沿いの地震活動の長期評価について(Japanese) - The Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion. Accessed 2009-08-16. Archived 2009-08-22.

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