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The Menji Sanriku earthquake in June, 1896
Japan is one of the most active seismic regions, where take place more than 20 % from the most terrible earthquakes in the world. The quakes with strong magnitude can promote tsunami, with high destroying waves. In June, 1896 took place the Menji Sanriku quake with the power of 7.2, that led to an enormous tsunami. The consequnces were terrible and the main lost was about 22.000 victims, and injured people. The origin of the quake was set at the Japan Trench, where are complemented the Pacific and Eurasian plates. The quake took place far away from the sea coast, that is why the people weren’t aware of the coming tsunami. The most affected areas were Sanriku shore regions, which were flooded with 30 m high waves. There were damaged towns as: Aomori, Hokkaido, Miyagi. The roads and constructions were flooded and thousands of houses were ruined becouse the high ambundence of water.
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