Magnitude: 8.6M
Time: 08-26-0887
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:NANKAIDO

This earthquake was recorded in Japan on 08-26-0887, 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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Earthquake Stats
region_code 30
total_deaths_description 3
year 0887
eq_mag_ms 8.6
id 262
location_name JAPAN:NANKAIDO
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
eq_primary 8.6
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
time 08-26-0887
latitude 33.000
houses_destroyed_description 3
longitude 135.300
country JAPAN
deaths_description 2

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