No casualties but light damage and roadcracks after Takayama, Gifu earthquake Japan

Takayama - Hida - Panoramio picture by Kahachi -

Earlier today (local time) 2 shallow earthquakes struck the Gifu area in eastern Honshu Japan.
The first earthquake measured 5.2 and the second 4.9.
The epicenter of the 4.9 quake was very close to the city of Takayama, which has a population of 66,000 people.
JMA reported a max. 4 Felt value (Japanese scale) = approx. 5 MMI, which relates to a strong shaking.
Japanese media have reported cracks in walls and a crack of 30 meter length in National Highway 158.
JR Takayama Main Line is temporarily out of service due to the earthquake. This was out of use until 8:55 am according to the disaster information site of the city council of Takayama, while everything was being checked.
A wall collapsed in a house in Takayama and a number of cracks in walls were reported to the emergency services.

People reported a JMA 4 value in Gifu-ken Hida, Gifu-ken Mino-Tobu, Takayama-shi, Hida-shi and Nakatsugawa-shi, indicating strong shaking, about equivalent to an MMI 5 value.

Iedo Brito wrote earthquake-report :  I feel the earthquake in Takayama. I was on the 11th floor of the hotel Takayama and verything was shaking in the room. It was very intense but there are no injuries or damage in the hotel. In the mornig I went to Shin Hotaka by bus and there was some road damage.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : 4.9  (first shock 5.2)
UTC Time :  Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 17:18:59 UTC
Local time at epicenter : Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 02:18:59 AM at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 7.3 km (JMA 10 km)
Geo-location(s) :
16 km from Takayama, Honshu, Japan
42 km (26 miles) WSW of Matsumoto, Honshu, Japan

Links to important maps
USGS Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

USGS historic earthquakes map
USGS Seismic hazard map

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