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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
Magnitude 8.0 Ms
Depth 10 km (6.2 mi)
Epicenter 35°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
Type Oblique-slip
Areas affected Mino Province
Owari Province
Peak acceleration 400 Gals
Landslides ~ 10,000
Casualties 7,273 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. 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. This earthquake is the largest inland earthquake in Japanese history. The quake killed 7,273 people.

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