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3/11 Overview

General Information on Sendai City and the Great East Japan Earthquake

Date and Time: 14:46 JST, 11 Mar, 2011
Name: The Great East Japan Earthquake
Epicenter: Off the Sanriku coast
(approx. 38.062° North,142.516° East)
156km southeast of the Oshika Peninsula
Depth of hypocenter: approx. 24km
Magnitude: 9.0
Seismic Intensity Scale in the prefecture:
7  Kurihara City
6+ Miyagino Ward
6- Aoba Ward, Wakabayashi Ward, Izumi Ward
5+ Taihaku Ward
Estimated tsunami height at Sendai Port: 7.2m
[from Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)]

Casualties
Deaths: Sendai 908 Japan 15,883
Missing: Sendai 30 Japan 2,652
Injured: Sendai 2,275 Japan 6,149

Demolished houses
Sendai: 30,034 Japan:126,583

[from National Police Agency (10 Oct, 2013) and Sendai City (23 Oct, 2013)]