Magnitude: 7.1Mt
Time: 01-12-1914 T09:28:00
Country: JAPAN

SEIKAIDO

This tsunami was recorded in Japan on 01-12-1914 T09:28:00, where a 3 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 7.1Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 33km below the surface. Natural disasters can often be deadly, and this event occurred in a populated area claiming 63 souls. Reports suggest the total cost of damages reached $19 million as 2268 structures were reduced to rubble. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 1412. 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



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tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 85
primary_magnitude 7.1
total_houses_destroyed 2268
focal_depth 33
total_deaths 63
iida 1.6
year 1914
total_houses_destroyed_description 4
location_name SEIKAIDO
damage_description 1
id 1412
event_validity 4
time 01-12-1914 T09:28:00
latitude 31.58
maximum_water_height 3
total_injuries 112
soloviev -1
cause_code 4
total_damage_description 3
total_damage_millions_dollars 19
total_injuries_description 3
longitude 130.67
total_deaths_description 2
country JAPAN

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