Magnitude: 9.0M
Time: 11-04-1952 T16:58:27
Country: RUSSIA

RUSSIA:KAMCHATKAPENINSULA

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 22km below the ground in Russia on 11-04-1952 T16:58:27, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 9.0 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 22km 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 7. 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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Surface Geology

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Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands - porphyry copper
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Pacific Margin - porphyry copper
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Kamchatka-Kuril - porphyry copper
Latest Cretaceous through Quaternary volcanic and intrusive rocks representing a series of continental- and island-arc systems accreted and superimposed onto the margin of northeast Asia.

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region_code 50
focal_depth 22
total_deaths 10000
intensity 7
total_deaths_description 4
year 1952
eq_mag_ms 8.5
eq_mag_mw 9.0
id 4007
location_name RUSSIA:KAMCHATKAPENINSULA
total_damage_description 3
eq_primary 9.0
time 11-04-1952 T16:58:27
latitude 52.755
longitude 160.057
country RUSSIA
deaths_description 1

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