Magnitude: 6.5M
Time: 12-09-1649
Country: SOUTHKOREA

YELLOWSEA

This earthquake was recorded in Southkorea on 12-09-1649, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 6.5 on the richter scale. An earthquake of this magnitude would likely be causing considerable damage to specially designed structures; well-designed frame structures thrown out of plumb. Damage would be great in substantial buildings, with partial collapse. Expect that buildings would be shifted off foundations.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

Gyeongsang Basin - porphyry copper
Late Cretaceous calc-alkalic igneous rocks of the southeastern Korean Peninsula
Subaerial Neogene Arcs of Western Japan - porphyry copper
Subaerial parts of the Miocene and younger Kurile, Northeast Japan, Izu, Southwest Japan, and Ryukyu volcanic arcs

Related USGS Publications

70045127 - 2012 - Data quality of seismic records from the Tohoku, Japan earthquake as recorded across the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory networks
70041972 - 2012 - Sources of shaking and flooding during the Tohoku-Oki earthquake: a mixture of rupture styles



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Earthquake Stats
region_code 30
year 1649
eq_mag_ms 6.5
id 5972
location_name YELLOWSEA
total_damage_description 2
damage_description 2
eq_primary 6.5
time 12-09-1649
latitude 35.500
longitude 126.000
country SOUTHKOREA

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