1927 Kita Tango earthquake

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1927 Kita Tango earthquake
1927 Kita-Tango Earthquake damage at Mineyama.jpg
1927 Kita Tango earthquake is located in Japan
1927 Kita Tango earthquake
UTC time1927-03-07 09:27:41
ISC event909128
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateMarch 27, 1927 (1927-03-27)
Local time18:27
Magnitude7.0 Mw [1]
Depth10 km (6 mi) [1]
Epicenter35°38′N 135°01′E / 35.63°N 135.01°E / 35.63; 135.01Coordinates: 35°38′N 135°01′E / 35.63°N 135.01°E / 35.63; 135.01 [1]
Areas affectedJapan
Tsunami11.3 m (37 ft) [2]
Casualties2,925–2,956 (killed) [2]
7,806 (injured) [2]

The 1927 Kita Tango earthquake occurred in Kyoto Prefecture on 7 March with a moment magnitude of 7.0. Up to 2,956 people were killed 7,806 were injured. Almost all the houses in Mineyama (now part of Kyōtango) were destroyed as a result. The earthquake was felt as far away as Tokyo and Kagoshima.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c ISC (2015), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2009), Version 2.0, International Seismological Centre
  2. ^ a b c USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
  3. ^ "Historic Earthquakes: Tango, Japan, 1927 March 07 09:27 UTC, Magnitude 7.6". USGS. Retrieved 2009-05-19.

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