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6.5 (JMA Magnitute)
Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
The magnitude 6.5 earthquake occured in Suruga Bay on 11 August. The hypocentral depth is 23km. JMA seismic intensity 6- was observed in Shizuoka prefecture. Due to the strong ground shaking, one person is reported killed, 123 people injured and 5,192 houses partially destroyed. Tomei highway was damaged and is still under repair as of 13 August.
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