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  1. #1 Magnitude 6.8 - EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN 
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    Aug 2005
    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
    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.
    Last edited by megimoo; 06-15-2008 at 11:10 AM.
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