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Earthquakes in Japan and Greece

Nature volume 143, page 555 (01 April 1939) | Download Citation



AN earthquake, reported as the strongest for five years, shook several parts of the island of Kyushu at 12.22 p.m. local time on March 20 (3.22 G.M.T.). The shock was felt in Fukuoka but appears to have been strongest in Miyasaki where property and power lines were damaged and twenty people injured. The nearest active epicentre to this region appears to be 31.8° N., 131.8° E. where shocks occurred on 1929 5 m. 21 d., and 6 m.11 d. There are three lines of weakness near the island of Kyushu according to Imamura: two pass through Nagasaki and run roughly east-north-east and south-south-east whilst the other is just off, and approximately parallel to, the south-east coast.

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