Earthquake and Fire in Japan: When the Threat Became a Reality.
Earthquake and Fire in Japan: When the Threat Became a
Bukowski, R. W.; Scawthorn, C.
NFPA Journal, Vol. 88, No. 3, 89-92,94,96, May/June
earthquakes; fire investigations; fire departments; fire
At 10:17 p.m. on July 12, 1993, an earthquake that
measured 7.8 on the Richter Scale struck in the Japan
Sea off southwest Hokkaido, the northernmost main island
of Japan. The earthquake and the resulting tsunami, or
tidal wave, caused widespread, sporadic damage to
northern Japan, with the heaviest damage ocurring on the
small island of Okushiri.