Magnitude: 8.7M
Time: 09-21-1897
Country: PHILIPPINES

PHILIPPINES:MINDANAO,ZAMBOANGA,SULU,ISABELA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 33km below the ground in Philippines on 09-21-1897, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 8.7 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 33km 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 9. 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 170
focal_depth 33
total_deaths 13
intensity 9
total_deaths_description 1
year 1897
eq_mag_ms 8.7
id 2520
location_name PHILIPPINES:MINDANAO,ZAMBOANGA,SULU,ISABELA
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
eq_primary 8.7
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 09-21-1897
latitude 6.000
total_injuries 14
houses_destroyed_description 3
total_injuries_description 1
longitude 122.000
country PHILIPPINES

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