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1936 Miyagi earthquake

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1936 Miyagi earthquake
1936 Miyagi earthquake
UTC time1936-11-02 20:45:57
ISC event903917
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateNovember 3, 1936 (1936-11-03)
Local time05:45
Magnitude7.2 Ms
Depth61 km
Epicenter38°12′N 142°06′E / 38.2°N 142.1°E / 38.2; 142.1Coordinates: 38°12′N 142°06′E / 38.2°N 142.1°E / 38.2; 142.1
Areas affectedJapan
TsunamiYes

The 1936 Miyagi earthquake occurred on November 3 at 05:45 local time with a magnitude Ms 7.2, or MJMA 7.4.[1][2] The epicenter was located off the Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Four people were injured. Building damage was reported.[3] In Isobe (磯部) village, nowadays part of Sōma, Fukushima, a small market building collapsed.[4] A tsunami was recorded.[5]

This was one of the recurring interplate earthquakes at the offshore Miyagi with a recurrence interval of about 37 years.[6] Although not officially named by the Japanese Meteorological Agency, in Japanese, this earthquake is commonly known as 1936年宮城県沖地震 (Sen-kyūhyaku-sanjūroku-nen Miyagi-ken-oki Jishin) or 1936年金華山沖地震 (Sen-kyūhyaku-sanjūroku-nen Kinkasan-oki Jishin).[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111006005302/http://repository.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/2261/13019/1/ji0633003.pdf
  2. ^ "第三次地震被害想定調査結果の概要 (Summary of the results of the third earthquake damage estimation survey) p. 10" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120327224225/http://friuli-as.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/HOKUSHINKEN/PROCEEDINGS/20021210/3.PDF
  4. ^ Report on the Field Investigation of the Earthquake of November 3, 1936
  5. ^ "Title Unknown" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  6. ^ Improvement on the Fault Model of Miyagi Earthquake for Hazard Maps
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20050209011757/http://www.bousai.go.jp/jishin/nihonkaikou/2/1_P13_21a.pdf
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