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1854 Ansei-Tōkai earthquake

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The Tokai Earthquake

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湯浅、深専寺の大地震津波心得の記碑 安政3(1856)

The 1854 Tōkai earthquake was the first of the Ansei great earthquakes (1854–1855). It occurred at about 09:00 local time on 23 December 1854. It had a magnitude of 8.4 and caused a damaging tsunami. More than 10,000 buildings were destroyed and there were at least 2,000 casualties.
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