1914 Senboku earthquake

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]

1914 Senboku earthquake
1914 Senboku earthquake is located in Tohoku, Japan
1914 Senboku earthquake
1914 Senboku earthquake is located in Akita Prefecture
1914 Senboku earthquake
UTC time1914-03-14 20:00:00
ISC event913972
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateMarch 15, 1914 (1914-03-15)
Local time05:00 [1]
MagnitudeMs 7.0 [1]
Depth5 km [1]
Epicenter39°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 affectedJapan
Casualties94 dead, 324 injured

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f International handbook of earthquake and engineering seismology. Part A. William Hung Kan Lee, International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior. Committee on Education, International Association for Earthquake Engineering. Amsterdam: Academic Press. 2002. p. 673. ISBN 0-08-048922-2. OCLC 648303010.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ International handbook of earthquake and engineering seismology. Part A. William Hung Kan Lee, International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior. Committee on Education, International Association for Earthquake Engineering. Amsterdam: Academic Press. 2002. p. 703. ISBN 0-08-048922-2. OCLC 648303010.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ The Geology of Japan by T. Moreno, S.R. Wallis, T. Kojima, W. Gibbons, p. 374
  4. ^ "Document" (PDF). www.histeq.jp. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-02-09. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  5. ^ "1914(大正 3)年秋田仙北地震の被害データと震度分布" (PDF). www.histeq.jp. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  6. ^ The Herald Democrat, March 16, 1914

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Further readingEdit

  • Mizuta, Toshihiko; Kagami, Hiroshi (2009), "Literature Survey on Damage Distribution Due to Akita Senboku (Kowakubi) Earthquake of March 15, 1914", AIJ Journal of Technology and Design, 15 (29): 325, doi:10.3130/aijt.15.325