Magnitude: 8.6M
Time: 07-13-0869
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:SANRIKU

This earthquake was recorded in Japan on 07-13-0869, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 8.6 on the richter scale. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing destruction to well-built wooden structures; most masonry and frame structures with foundations would be destroyed. Expect rails to be bent, bridges detroyed, and loss of life.
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region_code 30
total_deaths_description 4
year 0869
eq_mag_ms 8.6
id 247
location_name JAPAN:SANRIKU
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
eq_primary 8.6
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 07-13-0869
latitude 38.500
houses_destroyed_description 3
longitude 143.800
country JAPAN
deaths_description 3

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