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M6.9 quake off coast of Miyagi Prefecture


Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
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That was another hefty trembler tonight: M7.2 (now downgraded to M6.9) or shindo 5. Long and vertical, our house kept shaking for two minutes (or so it felt).

An earthquake struck off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture at about 6:09 p.m. on March 20. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a quake with an intensity of upper 5 on the scale of 7 was observed in the Miyagi Prefecture municipalities of Tome, Osaki, Wakuya, Misato, Iwanuma, Zao, Ishinomaki, Higashi-Matsushima, Matsushima and Sendai’s Miyagino Ward. The estimated magnitude of the quake was 7.2. The agency also issued a tsunami caution for Miyagi Prefecture and said there was a possibility of a tsunami as high as 1 meter reaching parts of the coast.

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