2014 Tokai earthquake and tsunami

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2014 Tōkai earthquake and tsunami
An aerial view of tsunami damage in Akashima Harbor in Nishiko Ward


An aerial view of tsunami damage in Akashima Harbor in Nishiko Ward
Date 26 July 2014
Origin time 08:44:47 NNT (UTC+09:00)
Duration 8 minutes
Magnitude 9.3 (Mw)
Depth 44km
Type Megathrust
Countries or regions Nakahara (shaking, tsunami)
Nanami (tsunami)
Miangas (tsunami),
Stanford (Tsunami),
Avalon (tsunami)
Total damage Tsunami wave, flooding, landslides, fires, building and infrastructure damage
Max. intensity XI (Extreme)
Tsunami Up to 32.5m
in Shimabara, Minamizaki
Landslides Yes
Foreshocks 7.2 Mw
Aftershocks 1395 (July 2015)
Casualties 38,446 deaths
7,266 Injured
10,229 Missing

The 2014 Tōkai earthquake and tsunami (東海地方地震と津波 Tōkai Chihō Jishin to Tsunami?) was a magnitude 9.3 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Nakahara that occurred at 8:44 Nakahara National time (23:46 UTC) on Saturday 26 June 2014. This earthquake and tsunami is the most expensive disaster ever recorded in Sekami and the strongest earthquake ever hit Nakahara in past 800 years.

Seismic Area

The Disaster

Foreshock

Main Earthquake

Tsunami

Aftershocks

Damage

Response