Magnitude: 8Mt
Time: 06-15-1911 T14:26:00
Country: JAPAN

RYUKYUISLANDS

This tsunami was recorded in Japan on 06-15-1911 T14:26:00, where a sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 8Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 160km below the surface. Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 12 souls. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1396. This region of Japan falls within region code 85.
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Surface Geology

Underlying geological composition for the surrounding area.

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

ofr20141250 - 2015 - Proceedings of the 9th U.S.-Japan natural resources panel for earthquake research
70109244 - 2014 - Tsunami forecast by joint inversion of real-time tsunami waveforms and seismic of GPS data: application to the Tohoku 2011 tsunami
70045127 - 2012 - Data quality of seismic records from the Tohoku, Japan earthquake as recorded across the Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory networks



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Tsunami Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 85
primary_magnitude 8
total_houses_destroyed 422
focal_depth 160
total_deaths 12
iida 1
year 1911
total_houses_destroyed_description 3
location_name RYUKYUISLANDS
damage_description 2
id 1396
event_validity 4
time 06-15-1911 T14:26:00
latitude 28
soloviev 1.5
houses_destroyed_description 3
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 3
longitude 130
total_deaths_description 1
country JAPAN

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