Magnitude: 7.7M
Time: 11-26-1614
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:NIIGATAPREFECTURE

This earthquake was recorded in Japan on 11-26-1614, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 7.7 on the richter scale. 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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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

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7
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ENSHUNADA
11-07-1855 T00:00:00
6.7
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05-08-1974 T23:33:25.2
8.2
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12-30-1703 T17:00:00
7.1
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6.4
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6.4
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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
region_code 30
total_deaths_description 3
year 1614
eq_mag_ms 7.7
id 869
location_name JAPAN:NIIGATAPREFECTURE
total_damage_description 2
damage_description 2
eq_primary 7.7
time 11-26-1614
latitude 37.500
longitude 138.000
country JAPAN
deaths_description 3

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mag
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mag
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6.5
mag
JAPAN:HONSHU:NIIGATA
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7.0
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JAPAN:SADO
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6.6
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07-16-2007 T01:13:22
6.3
mag
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02-07-1993 T13:27:42
6.6
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6.6
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JAPAN:HONSHU:NIIGATAPREFECTURE
10-23-2004 T08:56:00
5.9
mag
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10-27-2004 T01:40:50
6.7
mag
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