Magnitude 6.6 - KYUSHU, JAPAN

2005 March 20 01:53:41 UTC

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Location33.805°N, 130.078°E
Depth10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
30 km (15 miles) NW of Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan
110 km (70 miles) N of Nagasaki, Kyushu, Japan
500 km (310 miles) SE of SEOUL, South Korea
900 km (560 miles) W of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.8 km (3.0 miles); depth fixed by location program
ParametersNST=284, Nph=284, Dmin=449.2 km, Rmss=1.15 sec, Gp= 72°,
M-type=teleseismic moment magnitude (Mw), Version=S
Event IDusvwac
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Felt Reports

One person killed at Fukuoka; at least 500 injured on Genkai and in the Fukuoka area. Sixty five houses destroyed by a landslide on Genkai and buildings damaged (VII) at Fukuoka. Felt (V) at Isaya and Sasebo; (IV) at Hiroshima, Iwakuni and Kumamoto; (III) at Miyazaki. Also felt (IV) at Keoje, Kyeongju, Pusan; (III) at Kunsan, Kwangju, Taegu and Ulsan, South Korea. Recorded (6L JMA) in Fukuoka and Saga; (5L JMA) in Nagasaki; (4 JMA) in Kumamoto and Oita and on the Tsushima Islands; (3 JMA) in Kagoshima and Miyazaki Prefectures. Recorded (4 JMA) in Shimane and Yamaguchi; (3 JMA) in Hiroshima, Hyogo, Kyoto, Okayama and Tottori Prefectures, Honshu. Recorded (2 JMA) in much of southern Honshu and (1 JMA) as far north as Tochigi Prefecture, Honshu. Also recorded (3 JMA) in Ehime and Kochi; (2 JMA) in Kagawa and Tokushima Prefectures, Shikoku.

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