Magnitude: 8.6M
Time: 08-15-1950 T14:09:30
Country: INDIA

INDIA-CHINA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 33km below the ground in India on 08-15-1950 T14:09:30, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 8.6 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 11. 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. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1530 souls and destroying structures.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

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Carboniferous through Triassic rocks that were formed as continental arcs by subduction of the Paleotethyan oceanic crust southward below Qiangtang (North Tibet) terrane and northward below north China.
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Late Triassic, Yanshanian (Jurassic and Cretaceous) and early Tertiary igneous rocks in southwestern China that were formed during subduction of the Tethyan ocean below the southern margin of Asia



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Earthquake Stats
region_code 60
eq_mag_mb 8.0
focal_depth 33
total_deaths 1530
intensity 11
total_deaths_description 4
year 1950
eq_mag_ms 8.6
eq_mag_mw 8.6
id 3950
location_name INDIA-CHINA
total_damage_description 3
damage_description 3
deaths 1530
eq_primary 8.6
time 08-15-1950 T14:09:30
latitude 28.500
total_damage_millions_dollars 20.000
longitude 96.500
country INDIA
deaths_description 4
damage_millions_dollars 20.000

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