1896 Sanriku earthquake facts for kids
|Areas affected||Empire of Japan, United States|
|Tsunami||Up to 38.2 m (125 ft)
in Ryori, Kesen, Iwate, Tōhoku
|Casualties||22,066 people dead or missing|
The 1896 Sanriku earthquake (Japanese: 明治三陸地震) is a megathrust earthquake that occurred in Japan on June 15, 1896. The epicenter was , Moment magnitude scale was 8.5. There was almost no damage from the earthquake itself, but the huge tsunami caused by this earthquake struck the coasts of Iwate Prefecture and other areas, causing enormous damage. The tsunami killed about 22,000 people. The tsunami was also observed in Hawaii and elsewhere.
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