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Japan: Earthquake: 2024/04/17 Country Information on DRR

Period 2024/04/17
Country or District Japan
Event Type Earthquake
Outline An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit Ehime and Kochi prefectures in western Japan at around 23:14 on 17 April 2023. The quake registered lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in the prefectures and its focus was in a strait separating the islands of Kyushu and Shikoku, called the Bungo Channel, at a depth of 39 kilometers. As the government scrambled for information on the extent of the quake damage, there were reports of buildings with broken windowpanes, ruptured water pipes and dangling power cables in the area. Some people were also taken to hospital after falling over.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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The Mainichi 2024/04/17
M6.6 quake hits western Japan prefectures, no tsunami warning issued

Geographycal Data

USGS 2024/04/17
M 6.3 - 17 km WSW of Uwajima, Japan, Time: 2024-04-17 14:14:45 (UTC), Depth: 25.7 km