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 time 1927-03-07 09:27:41
ISC event 909128
USGS-ANSS ComCat
Local date March 27, 1927 (1927-03-27)
Local time 18:27
Magnitude 7.0 Mw [1]
Depth 10 km (6 mi) [1]
Epicenter 35°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 affected Japan
Tsunami 11.3 m (37 ft) [2]
Casualties 2,925–2,956 (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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