Magnitude 6.8 - EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Friday, June 13, 2008 at 23:43:46 UTC
Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 08:43:46 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 39.103°N, 140.668°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN
Distances 80 km (50 miles) SSW of Morioka, Honshu, Japan
85 km (55 miles) SE of Akita, Honshu, Japan
95 km (60 miles) N of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
390 km (240 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
Japan rattled by 6.9 earthquake
TOKYO, Japan (CNN) -- Two people were killed and at least eight others injured Saturday when a magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck northeastern Japan, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura said.
The quake struck at about 8:45 a.m. north of Sendai.
The national police agency said at least 32 people were injured.
Machimura said one man was killed when he was buried in a landslide in Fukushima Prefecture and the other was struck by a truck as he rushed out of his house in Iwate Prefecture.
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda sent priority orders for rescue operations, Machimura said.
The quake, which struck at about 8:45 a.m. (11:45 p.m. GMT Friday), was centered 100 km (60 miles) north of Sendai in southern Iwate prefecture. Aftershocks of 5.0 and 4.4 magnitude followed, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.
The Iwate government office said it had received reports that eight children and a teacher were injured by breaking windows at a preschool and that the earthquake produced landslides in some areas.
The Miyagi fire department said there had been some injuries caused by falling furniture as well as some bus passengers injured when the vehicle bounced on a bridge. Two houses collapsed, the fire department said. http://www.godlikeproductions.com/fo...sage561821/pg1