Magnitude: 7.1Mt
Time: 10-18-1995 T10:37:26.3
Country: JAPAN

RYUKYUISLANDS

This tsunami was recorded in Japan on 10-18-1995 T10:37:26.3, where a 2.59 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 28km below the surface. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 2253. 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
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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 7.1
focal_depth 28
iida .8
year 1995
location_name RYUKYUISLANDS
damage_description 1
id 2253
event_validity 4
time 10-18-1995 T10:37:26.3
latitude 27.929
maximum_water_height 2.59
total_injuries 1
soloviev 1.5
cause_code 1
total_damage_description 1
total_injuries_description 1
longitude 130.175
country JAPAN

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