Magnitude: 6.3M
Time: 08-01-1385
Country: NORTHKOREA

NORTHKOREA:KAESONG

This earthquake was recorded in Northkorea on 08-01-1385, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.3 on the richter scale. 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 8. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing slight damage in specially designed structures; considerable damage in ordinary substantial buildings with partial collapse. Damage would be great in poorly built structures. People could expect the dall of chimneys, factory stacks, columns, monuments, walls.
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region_code 30
eq_mag_unk 6.3
intensity 8
year 1385
id 567
location_name NORTHKOREA:KAESONG
damage_description 2
eq_primary 6.3
time 08-01-1385
latitude 37.600
longitude 126.300
country NORTHKOREA

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