Magnitude: 6.6Mt
Time: 10-18-1996 T10:50:20.8
Country: JAPAN

KYUSHUISLAND

This tsunami was recorded in Japan on 10-18-1996 T10:50:20.8, where a .2 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 6.6Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 10km below the surface. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 2267. 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 Measurement
tsunami scale

Tsunami Stats
region_code 85
primary_magnitude 6.6
focal_depth 10
iida -2.3
year 1996
location_name KYUSHUISLAND
id 2267
event_validity 4
time 10-18-1996 T10:50:20.8
latitude 30.568
maximum_water_height .2
soloviev -2.5
cause_code 1
longitude 131.093
country JAPAN

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