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2003 Miyagi earthquakes

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May earthquake
May earthquake
July earthquake
July earthquake
Epicenter of May earthquake and July earthquake[1]
2003 Miyagi earthquakes
UTC time2003-07-25 22:13
Magnitude6.4 MJMA
Depth12 km
Max. intensityJMA 6+
Peak acceleration2.08 g
2037 Gal

There were two major earthquakes in 2003 in Miyagi Prefecture. The first quake in May injured 174 and caused $97.3 million in damages. Another quake in July injured 677.[2] More than 11,000 buildings were affected, causing an estimated $195.4 million in damages.

May 2003 Miyagi earthquake

The May 2003 Miyagi earthquake is an earthquake struck the east coast of the Japanese island of Honshū at 18.24 pm (09:46 UTC) on May 26.[3] The event registered 7.1 on the Japan Meteorological Agency magnitude scale.[4] The quake injured 174 and caused $97.3 million in damages.[5]

July 2003 Miyagi earthquake

The July 2003 Miyagi earthquake is a series of earthquakes that occurred in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on July 26.[6][7] The seismic magnitude scale of the mainshock was MJMA6.4.[8] 677 people were injured by the earthquakes.[2]

List of Earthquakes
Date and time (JST) Magnitude (JMA) Max. intensity Depth Remarks
July 26, 0:13 M5.6 JMA 6– 12 km[9] Foreshock
July 26, 7:13[10] M6.4[11][12] JMA 6+ 12 km[13] Mainshock
July 26, 10:22 M5.1 JMA 5– 13 km[14] Aftershock
July 26, 16:56 M5.5 JMA 6– 12 km[15]
July 28, 16:08 M5.1 JMA 5– 14 km[16]

References

  1. ^ 国立天文台. 理科年表 令和3年. 丸善. p. 804. ISBN 978-4-621-30560-7.
  2. ^ a b "災害対応資料集 : 防災情報のページ - 内閣府". www.bousai.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  3. ^ "宮城県沖の地震(2003年5月26日) | 災害カレンダー". Yahoo!天気・災害 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  4. ^ "震度データベース検索". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  5. ^ "気象庁 | 日本付近で発生した主な被害地震(平成8年以降)". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  6. ^ "宮城県北部連続地震(2003年7月26日) | 災害カレンダー". Yahoo!天気・災害 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  7. ^ "Seismic Activity in northern Miyagi prefecture on July 26, 2003". www.jishin.go.jp (Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion). Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  8. ^ デジタル大辞泉. "宮城県北部地震とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  9. ^ "震度データベース検索 (1)". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  10. ^ Investigation of Human Injuries during the July 26, 2003 Northern Miyagi Earthquake with Focus on Furniture Overturning - Journal of Natural Disaster Science, Volume 28, Number 1, 2006, pp15-24
  11. ^ Okada, Tomomi; Umino, Norihito; Hasegawa, Akira (2003-12-01). "Rupture process of the July 2003 northern Miyagi earthquake sequence, NE Japan, estimated from double-difference hypocenter locations". Earth, Planets and Space. 55 (12): 741–750. doi:10.1186/BF03352483. ISSN 1880-5981.
  12. ^ Rupture process of the July 2003 northern Miyagi earthquake sequence, NE Japan, estimated from double-difference hypocenter locations - Tomomi Okada, Norihito Umino, Akira Hasegawa
  13. ^ "震度データベース検索 (2)". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  14. ^ "震度データベース検索 (3)". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  15. ^ "震度データベース検索 (4)". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.
  16. ^ "震度データベース検索 (5)". www.data.jma.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-02.

See also

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