On This Day…

1896 Sanriku Earthquake…..

June 15, 1896…..

The 8.5 magnitude Sanriku Tsunami earthquake was one of the most destructive seismic events in Japanese history. It originated about 103 miles (166 km) off the coast of Honshu, resulting in two tsunamis which destroyed about 9,000 homes and caused at least 22,000 deaths.