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Earthquake in Japan

July 16, 2007

Magnitude 6.7 – NEAR THE WEST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
The
following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National
Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred NEAR THE WEST
COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN, about 70 km (45 miles) WSW of Niigata or 245 km
(155 miles) NNW of TOKYO at 7:13 PM MDT, Jul 15, 2007 (Jul 16 at 10:13
AM local time in Japan). The magnitude and location may be revised when
additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports
of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this
earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.


Felt Reports

At
least 150 people injured. Buildings collapsed, roads and bridges
damaged at Kashiwazaki. 50-cm waves were reported on coastal areas
close to epicenter. Felt (IV) at Niigata and (III) at Tokyo.

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