Magnitude: 5.9M
Time: 10-27-2004 T01:40:50
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:HONSHU:NIIGATAPREFECTURE

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 14km below the ground in Japan on 10-27-2004 T01:40:50, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 5.9 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 14km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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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Earthquake Stats
region_code 30
total_houses_destroyed 1
eq_mag_mb 5.7
focal_depth 14
year 2004
eq_mag_ms 5.4
eq_mag_mw 5.9
id 5808
location_name JAPAN:HONSHU:NIIGATAPREFECTURE
total_damage_description 1
damage_description 1
eq_primary 5.9
total_houses_destroyed_description 1
time 10-27-2004 T01:40:50
latitude 37.284
injuries 5
houses_destroyed 1
total_injuries 5
houses_destroyed_description 1
total_injuries_description 1
longitude 138.885
country JAPAN
injuries_description 1

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