Deadly double earthquake near Osaka, Honshu, Japan - June 17, 2018

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Update : Fierce shaking on a traffic bridge

Update : The second earthquake occurred 5 minutes after the first one.

Important Update : Sad to say that at least 3 people have been killed and 234 injured due to the shaking and panic evacuation

Update : Shaking intensity per affected prefecture

Update : JMA Japan reports a M5.9 Magnitude at a depth of 1O km BUT with an intensity of 6 LOWER
JMA6- means :
* It is difficult to remain standing
* Many unsecured furniture moves and may topple over. Doors may become wedged shut
* Wall tiles and windows may sustain damage and fall
* In wooden houses with low earthquake resistance, tiles may fall and buildings may lean or collapse

Update : Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-report.com calls this earthquake extremely dangerous and expects injuries and serious damage

Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 5.6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-06-18 07:58:34

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-06-17 22:58:34

Depth (Hypocenter) : 13 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Takatsuki, Japan Jun 17 22:58 5.5 10 MAP
GEOFON Near S. Coast Of Western Honshu Jun 17 22:58 5.6 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Chiba - Very weak shaking
  • Nagoya - Lasted about 10-15 seconds. Felt like swaying back and forth. No damage I know of.
  • Kyoto - 10 sec
  • Ishe - Moderate shaking
  • Osaka - Very strong shaking
  • Takayama - Light shaking
  • Osaka - Ça a bougé fort
  • Iga - 10- 25 seconds
  • Osaka - Secousse d\'environ 15-20 secondes. Assez forte pour réveiller 7 personnes au 4eme étage. Les murs tremblaient, nous sentions le bâtiment osciller...
  • osaka moriguchi - Strong shaking
  • Kyoto - On 11th floor of apartment building in Kyoto Japan. Unusual sensation of going over a rough road surface with pretty high frequency vibration. Building also swayed enough for drapes to swing to a 45 degree angle. Felt like an eternity but duration was likely 30-45 seconds. Several objects thrown off of tables and shelves.
  • kyoto - al 16 ° piano di un hotel
  • Nara - Les murs on tremblé pendant 7 à 10 seconde ,ce matin vert 8 heure , heure locale du Japon. L\'hôtel n\'a rien mais un magasin de la ville à eu plusieurs vitre brisée et les train sont arrêté depuis l\'incident.
  • Kyoto - Strong shaking
  • Kobe - Moderate shaking
  • Osaka - The shaking was around 15 seconds and our clock and tv fell! I was on vacation even. WORST-VACATION-EVER. The shaking was hard and loud. I thought it was a metro but it was to shaky and loud. Then hrdhdcnfhehdjchfhrh. It got much harder and then it ended 10 seconds later
  • Kyoto - Strong shaking
  • Nakatsu - Strong shaking
  • Kyoto - Durée 10 à 15 secondes. Au 12ème étage d’un immeuble. On a eu l'impression d'être sur un petit bateau qui tangue avec une période d'oscillation d'environ 1 seconde. On a commencé à ressentir le mal de mer, une fois le séisme Tout marchait comme prévu, les alarmes de l’immeuble qui annonçaient le séisme, le message sur le téléphone, le mouvement du bâtiment, etc.. Boîtes de capsules de café qui tombent par terre. Armoire à Pharmacie dérangée. Rien de cassé.
  • minoo-shi - Réveillé en sursaut à 7h58! le tremblement a duré 12 à 15s environ. Très impressionnant (mon 1er tremblement de terre). L'épicentre n’était pas loin. Toutes les étagères sont tombées dans l'appartement. LEs portes des placards se sont ouvertes toutes seules. Certains gros meubles ont bougés de 5/10cm. Bcp de verrerie cassée. Plusieurs répliques "importantes" (assez pour être ressenties) (M=3 à 4) dans les 24h qui ont suivies.

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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