1953 Shinko Earthquake

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1953 Shinko Earthquake
1953 Shinko Earthquake Location.png
Date 26 November 1953
Origin time 03:48:55 Nakama National Time
Magnitude 7.9Mw
Depth 25 km (15.5 mi)
Epicenter 34.006°N 141.625°E
Countries or regions Nakama
Max. intensity IX (Violent)
Tsunami No
Aftershocks 3 above 6 magnitude scale

93 Death

174 injured

The 1953 Shinko Earthquake struck at 3:48 on 26 November local time (17:48 UTC on 25 November) with a magnitude of 7.96. The epicenter was on the Higashima Island in Shinko Prefecture, about 37 kilometres west of the city of Shinko.