1891 Mino–Owari earthquake

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1891 Mino–Owari earthquake
PSM V47 D323 Cause of the great earthquake in central japan 1891.jpg
Scarp at the Neodani Fault can be seen in the center of the picture
1891 Mino–Owari earthquake is located in Japan
1891 Mino–Owari earthquake
Local dateOctober 28, 1891 (1891-10-28)
Local time6:38 (local)
Magnitude8.0 Ms
Depth10 km (6.2 mi)
Epicenter35°36′N 136°36′E / 35.6°N 136.6°E / 35.6; 136.6Coordinates: 35°36′N 136°36′E / 35.6°N 136.6°E / 35.6; 136.6
TypeOblique-slip
Areas affectedMino Province
Owari Province
Peak acceleration400 Gals
Landslides~ 10,000
Casualties7,273 dead
17,175 injured

The 1891 Mino–Owari earthquake (Japanese: 濃尾地震) is an earthquake that occurred on October 28, 1891 in Japan.[1] The epicenter was 35°36′N 136°36′E / 35.6°N 136.6°E / 35.6; 136.6, Surface wave magnitude was 8.0.[2] This earthquake is the largest inland earthquake in Japanese history.[3] The quake killed 7,273 people.[4]

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  1. "濃尾地震(1891年10月28日) | 災害カレンダー". Yahoo!天気・災害 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  2. 第2版, 日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ),デジタル大辞泉,ブリタニカ国際大百科事典 小項目事典,百科事典マイペディア,精選版 日本国語大辞典,世界大百科事典. "濃尾地震とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  3. "報告書(1891 濃尾地震) : 防災情報のページ - 内閣府". www.bousai.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  4. "濃尾地震(1891年):時事ドットコム". 時事ドットコム (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-22.