Magnitude: 5.2M
Time: 10-30-1983 T16:51:57
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:TOTTORI,YONANGO

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 27km below the ground in Japan on 10-30-1983 T16:51:57, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.2 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 27km 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 6. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be felt by all folks and causing a lot of panic. Damage to buildings of good design and construction would be negligible. There would be slight to moderate damage in well-built ordinary structures; Considerable damage would be experienced in poorly built or badly designed structures.
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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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region_code 30
eq_mag_mb 5.2
focal_depth 27
intensity 6
year 1983
eq_mag_ms 5.2
id 5001
location_name JAPAN:TOTTORI,YONANGO
damage_description 2
eq_primary 5.2
time 10-30-1983 T16:51:57
latitude 35.464
longitude 133.899
country JAPAN

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