Magnitude: 6.5M
Time: 07-11-2014 T19:23:22
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:SANRIKU

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 20km below the ground in Japan on 07-11-2014 T19:23:22, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.5 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 20km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. Earthquake intensity was also measured using the Mercalli intensity scale which quantifies the severity of shaking felt by the quake. On a scale of 1 (barely sensed) to 12 (completely devastating), this quake had an intensity of 5. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations.
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region_code 30
focal_depth 20
intensity 5
year 2014
eq_mag_mw 6.5
id 10105
location_name JAPAN:SANRIKU
eq_primary 6.5
time 07-11-2014 T19:23:22
latitude 37.005
injuries 3
total_injuries 3
total_injuries_description 1
longitude 142.453
country JAPAN
injuries_description 1

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