Very Strong dangerous earthquake Kyushu prefecture (Osaka), Japan – At least 21 injuries (2 severely) + damage
Last update: March 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm by By Armand Vervaeck
Update 17:48 UTC : The last report from FDMA mentions 21 injuries from whom 2 severely
Update 08:37 UTC :
Hiroshima: 9 injuries, 12 houses in Kure town damaged (walls collapsed), water pipes broke
Okayama: 5 injuries, 3 houses damaged in Okayama town, Kurashiki and Mizushima (factory of Mitsubishi motors)
Oita: 2 injuries, water pipes broke + rockfall
Yamaguchi: 2 injuries
Ehime: 1 injury
Kochi: 1 injury
Update 22:22 UTC : The total number of injuries has risen in the past couple of hours to 13.
Update 19:40 UTC : 4 more injuries reported – 2 in Yamaguchi and 2 in Oita prefectures
Update 18:45 UTC : Another injury in Okayama and some damage has been reported in addition to our earlier updates.
Update 18:20 UTC : Local newsmedia are reporting 3 injuries so far in Okayama, none of them seriously. 2 older woman and a 3-month old baby have been injured and transported to the nearest hospital. 2 other injuries in other areas. All injuries are due to escaping the house while the shaking was going on.
Update 17:37 UTC : Max Wyss, specialized in injuries/fatalities theoretical computing, indicates NO fatalities and a max. of 10 injured. Max Wyss used data with an epicenter below land where local JMA Japan puts the epicenter in the see. Earthquake-report.com does not expect serious damage because of this earthquake but mainly because of the depth of the epicenter (preliminary reports are stating 80 km). Deep earthquakes are not as dangerous as shallow ones.
Update 17:31 UTC : JMA Japan reports a Magnitude of M6.1 at a depth of 80 km. NO news yet from the Japanese Fire Department who normally reports in damage
Update 17:23 UTC : Intensity values (5+ is considered by Earthquake-report.com as potentially damaging.:
5+ Ehime-ken Nan-yo
5- Hiroshima-ken Hokubu, Hiroshima-ken Nanseibu, Ehime-ken Chuyo, Kochi-ken Seibu, Yamaguchi-ken Tobu, Yamaguchi-ken Chubu, Oita-ken Hokubu, Oita-ken Chubu and Oita-ken Nambu
106 km SW of Hiroshima-shi, Japan / pop: 1,143,841 / local time: 02:06:53.0 2014-03-14
52 km N of Ōita-shi, Japan / pop: 448,907 / local time: 02:06:53.0 2014-03-14
16 km N of Kunisaki-shi, Japan / pop: 32,781 / local time: 02:06:53.0 2014-03-14
Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 6.3
Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2014-03-14 02:06:50
GMT/UTC Time : 2014-03-13 17:06:50
Depth (Hypocenter) : 73 km