Yoshiko Hirauchi



Age: 61


Summary: retired principal at Namerikawa High School in Japan who was among one of more than 28 Japanese nationals reported missing and feared dead following the devastating 6.3-magnitude earthquake in New Zealand that killed at least 166 people and seriously injured over 1,500+ others during a series of massive aftershocks occurring nearly six months after the September 2010 Canterbury earthquake, which caused major widespread damage across the central Canterbury region in New Zealand's second-most populous city and its eastern suburbs on the South Island becoming one of the nation's deadliest peacetime disasters in 80 years.



Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake


Born: 1950


Died: February 22, 2011


Location: Christchurch, New Zealand