2009 Shizuoka earthquake

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2009 Shizuoka earthquake
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Shizuoka Earthquake Shakemap 20090811.jpg
Date 10 August 2009 (2009-08-10) UTC
Magnitude 6.4 Mw
Depth 26 km
Epicenter 34°46′41″N 138°16′34″E / 34.778°N 138.276°E / 34.778; 138.276Coordinates: 34°46′41″N 138°16′34″E / 34.778°N 138.276°E / 34.778; 138.276
Areas affected Japan
Casualties 1 fatality
134 injuries

The 2009 Shizuoka earthquake occurred with a magnitude of 6.4 [1][2] that hit Shizuoka Prefecture in the south of Honshū, Japan, on August 11 at 05:07 local time (August 10, 20:07 UTC).


The seismic intensity was observed as shindo 6- in Izu, Yaizu, Makinohara, Omaezaki, Shizuoka.[3]

One woman was killed in Shizuoka, 134 people were injured, and 6,000 buildings received at least minor damage. In addition, the shoulder of Tōmei Expressway was damaged.[4][5][6]

In this area, it is presumed that an M8 class Tokai earthquake will occur in the near future.[7]

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