Magnitude: 9.1M
Time: 03-11-2011 T05:46:24
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN:HONSHU

This earthquake was recorded at a focal depth of 30km below the ground in Japan on 03-11-2011 T05:46:24, where it released a sizeable amount of seismic energy and reached a magnitude of 9.1 on the richter scale. Considering this quake occurred 30km under the surface, it is best classified as a deep geologic event. 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. Quakes can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 1475 souls and destroying 123661 structures.
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Earthquake Measurement
earthquake scale

Earthquake Stats
total_houses_damaged 280920
region_code 30
total_houses_destroyed 123661
eq_mag_mb 7.2
focal_depth 30
total_deaths 18434
total_deaths_description 4
year 2011
eq_mag_ms 8.3
total_houses_damaged_description 4
eq_mag_mw 9.1
id 9799
location_name JAPAN:HONSHU
total_damage_description 4
damage_description 4
deaths 1475
eq_primary 9.1
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
time 03-11-2011 T05:46:24
latitude 38.297
houses_damaged 5618
injuries 6157
houses_destroyed 2473
total_injuries 6157
houses_destroyed_description 4
houses_damaged_description 4
total_damage_millions_dollars 220085.456
total_injuries_description 4
longitude 142.372
country JAPAN
deaths_description 4
injuries_description 4
damage_millions_dollars 4401.709

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