M6.2 Suzu, Japan
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|Similar Stochastic Events||5/8/2023 12:00:00 PM|
|Summary of Impacts||5/5/2023 4:00:00 PM|
Summary of Impacts | Summary
Posting Date: May 5, 2023, 4:00:00 PM
An earthquake struck Ishikawa prefecture in Japan Friday afternoon, killing one person, and injuring at least 22. The quake – measured at magnitude 6.2 by the United States Geological Survey and 6.5 by the Japan Meteorological Survey – was centered just offshore the small city of Suzu on the northeastern tip of the Noto peninsula. The USGS reported an estimated depth for the temblor at 8.7 km. The initial event was followed by a magnitude 5.8 aftershock on Friday evening.
Most of the reported damage as of this writing is centered in Suzu, including the fatality, which was reported as a man falling from a ladder, though a specific cause of death was not given. City officials there indicated that six homes had been damaged, but it is not clear yet if that was the extent of the damage in the area. There were no reported issues with gas and water mains, and no tsunami warning was issued.
The Verisk ALERT team will monitor the impacts of this event over the weekend and provide an update on Monday, Boston time.