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EARTHQUAKE STRIKES KASHIWAZAKI, JAPAN: 

EARTHQUAKE STRIKES KASHIWAZAKI, JAPAN M6.8 10:15 A M JULY 16, 2007

LOCATION OF KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: 

LOCATION OF KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE In addition to the usual societal impacts that happen in a moderate earthquake, this earthquake raised the issue of safety of a nuclear power plant in a moderate-to-great-magnitude earthquake. ,

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 with a focal depth of 10 km (6 miles) struck northwestern Japan at 10:15 a. m. on Monday, July 16th. The city of Kashiwazaki (population of 90,000) located in the Niigata prefecture was hit hardest. Because of Marine Day, a national holiday, most people were at home, usually the safest place to be in an earthquake.,

KASHIWAZAKI POWER PLANT: 

KASHIWAZAKI POWER PLANT A fire was ignited in an electrical transformer of the Kashiwazaki nuclear power plant, the world’s largest with an output of 3.88 million kilowatts. Flames and black smoke poured from the plant for 2 hours before the fire was extinguished. 315 gallons of water containing a small amount of radioactivity (thought to be about one-billionth of the legal limit) was leaked into the Sea of Japan. .

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE 9 people were killed and 900 injured. 300 wood frame houses collapsed. 13,000 were evacuated to emergency shelters 1-meter-fissures destroyed roadways. Small tsunamis (20 cm waves) were generated. Bridges were buckled. Landslides closed roads. Trains were derailed and service to and from Tokyo was suspended.

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: FIRE IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: FIRE IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER FIRE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER FIRE

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: 300 COLLAPSDED HOUSES: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: 300 COLLAPSDED HOUSES

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: A COLLAPSED BUILDING: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: A COLLAPSED BUILDING

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: SEARCH AND RESCUE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: SEARCH AND RESCUE

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: SEARCH AND RESCUE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: SEARCH AND RESCUE

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: FISSURES: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: FISSURES

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: LANDSLIDE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: LANDSLIDE

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: LANDSLIDE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: LANDSLIDE

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: DERAILED TRAINS: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: DERAILED TRAINS

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: CONTENTS OF LIQUOR STORE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: CONTENTS OF LIQUOR STORE

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: CRATES OF SAKE: 

KASHIWAZAKI EARTHQUAKE: CRATES OF SAKE

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