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1923 Kamchatka, Russia

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1923 Kamchatka, Russia Earthquake

 

 

 

 

The Kamchatka, Russia earthquake occured on February 3rd, 1923.[1] (54.0 N, 161.0 E)[2] The quake was caused by a reverse fault from the Eurasian place and the pacific plates crashing together.[3] These quakes can be among the strongest.

 

 

It was an 8.5 magnitude quake on the Richter scale.[4] The quake caused an 8 meter tsunami that caused damage in both Kamchatka and in Hawaii.  The tsunami was also noted in Japan and Calafornia. There were several fatalities of the quake, and at least one of the tsunami in Hawaii.[5]

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A quote from the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America:

 

"Our results allowed us to formulate the following properties of the

earthquake apparent stress for the seismic moment range

to 1018 N-m and the focal depth range from 0 to 60 km"[6]

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Another quake happened 29 years later in Kamchatka. It was a magnitude 9.0, generating another tsunami into Hawaii that struck at 1:00 pm. Property damage was estimated to be around 800,000 and 1,000,000 dollars.[7]

 

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Cites:

 

Pictures:

(Rainbow picture 1)

Unknown, . "NGDC Tsunami-Travel-Time Maps." National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr 2010. <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/tsu_travel_time_events.shtml>.

 

(Reverse fault picture 2)

Harwood, Richard. "Structural Geology: GEOL 101." Structural Geology PHYSICAL GEOLOGY 101. N.p., 10/06/2009 21:35:47. Web. 1 Apr 2010. <http://facweb.bhc.edu/academics/science/harwoodr/GEOL101/study/structur.htm>.

 

(newer quake picture 3)

U.S. Department of the Interior, . "Historic Earthquakes." USGS. N.p., March 29, 2010 19:13:44 UTC . Web. 1 Apr 2010. <http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/world/events/1952_11_04.php>. 

 

 

Footnotes

  1. The Earthquake: Unknown, . "Epic Disasters: The World's Worst Disasters." Epic disasters. ExpressionEngine, n.d. Web. 31 Mar 2010. .
  2. Unknown, . "Intute - Natural hazards - Earthquakes." Intute. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr 2010. .
  3. are, the lateral displacement of atoms in materials. But if these atoms. "Evolving Earth: Plate Tectonics ." The Global Change Program at the University of Michigan. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Apr. 2010. .
  4. Unknown, . "Epic Disasters: The World's Worst Disasters." Epic disasters. ExpressionEngine, n.d. Web. 31 Mar 2010. .
  5. Pr. Lavrentieva, . "Tsunami Labratory, Novosibirsk, Russia.." Tsunami Labratory. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Apr 2010. .
  6. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America; June 1996; v. 86; no. 3; p. 811-820 © 1996 Seismological Society of America
  7. http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/hazard/tsu_travel_time_events.shtml

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