1855 Edo earthquake

in Kōtō-ku, Japan



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Harumi Dori, Kōtō-ku, Tōkyō-to, Japan
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N35° 38' 60" E139° 48' 0"   (35.65, 139.8)
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The 1855 Edo earthquake (安政江戸地震, Ansei Edo Jishin), also known as the Great Ansei earthquake, was one of the major disasters of the late-Edo period. The earthquake occurred at 22:00 local time on 11 November. It had an epicenter close to Edo (now Tokyo), causing considerable damage in the Kantō region from the shaking and subsequent fires, with a death toll of 7,000–10,000 people and destroyed around 14,000 buildings. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.0 on the surface wave magnitude scale and reached a maximum intensity of XI (Extreme) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The earthquake triggered a minor tsunami.



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