Magnitude: 6.8M
Time: 05-23-1925 T02:09:45
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:HONSHU:TAJIMA

This earthquake was recorded in Japan on 05-23-1925 T02:09:45, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.8 on the richter scale. 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. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 395 souls and destroying 3333 structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Subaerial Neogene Arcs of Western Japan - porphyry copper
Subaerial parts of the Miocene and younger Kurile, Northeast Japan, Izu, Southwest Japan, and Ryukyu volcanic arcs
Western Honshu Area - porphyry copper
Late Cretaceous to Paleogene magnetite-series igneous rocks of the Japan Arc

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Earthquake Stats
region_code 30
total_houses_destroyed 3333
total_deaths 395
total_deaths_description 3
year 1925
eq_mag_ms 6.8
id 3267
location_name JAPAN:HONSHU:TAJIMA
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 395
eq_primary 6.8
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
time 05-23-1925 T02:09:45
latitude 35.750
houses_destroyed 3333
houses_destroyed_description 4
longitude 134.750
country JAPAN
deaths_description 3

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