Magnitude: 6.7Mt
Time: 11-13-2015 T20:51:03
Country: JAPAN

JAPAN

This tsunami was recorded in Japan on 11-13-2015 T20:51:03, where a .3 meter tall sea wave released a sizeable amount of seismic energy reaching a magnitude of 6.7Mt. Tsunamis are often caused by earthquakes, and this tsunami was caused by a quake that struck at a focal depth 12km below the surface. The USGS monitors tsunami events around the globe, and has assigned this event an ID of 5593. 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
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
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Tsunami Stats
region_code 85
primary_magnitude 6.7
focal_depth 12
year 2015
location_name JAPAN
id 5593
event_validity 4
time 11-13-2015 T20:51:03
latitude 31.001
maximum_water_height .3
cause_code 1
longitude 128.873
country JAPAN

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