1914 Senboku earthquake

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1914 Senboku earthquake
1914 Senboku earthquake is located in Japan
1914 Senboku earthquake
UTC time ??
ISC event
USGS-ANSS
Date * March 15, 1914 (1914-03-15)
Origin time * 05:00 [1]
Local date
Local time
Magnitude Ms 7.0 [1]
Depth 5 km [1]
Epicenter 39°30′N 140°24′E / 39.50°N 140.40°E / 39.50; 140.40Coordinates: 39°30′N 140°24′E / 39.50°N 140.40°E / 39.50; 140.40 [1]
Areas affected Japan
Casualties 94 dead, 324 injured
Deprecated  See documentation.

The 1914 Senboku earthquake (Japanese: 1914年秋田仙北地震) occurred on March 15, 1914 at 04:59 or 05:00 local time (or March 14 at 20:00 UTC) according to various sources in northern Japan.[1][2][3] The earthquake had a magnitude of MS 7.0.[1]

The epicenter was in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Ninety-four people died and 324 were injured.[4] Senboku District (Japanese: 仙北郡) was seriously affected. The earthquake caused liquefaction.[5] Explosions simultaneous with the earthquake were reported in Mount Asama.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Engdahl, E. R.; Vallaseñor, A. (2002). "Global seismicity: 1900–1999". International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology (PDF). Part A, Volume 81A (First ed.). Academic Press. p. 673. ISBN 978-0-12-440652-0. 
  2. ^ International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part 1, by William H.K. Lee, Paul Jennings, Carl Kisslinger, Hiroo Kanamori, p. 703
  3. ^ The Geology of Japan by T. Moreno, S.R. Wallis, T. Kojima, W. Gibbons, p. 374
  4. ^ http://sakuya.ed.shizuoka.ac.jp/rzisin/kaishi_28/HE28_152_152_Mizuta.pdf
  5. ^ http://sakuya.ed.shizuoka.ac.jp/rzisin/kaishi_25/HE25_001_027_Takemura.pdf
  6. ^ The Herald Democrat, March 16, 1914