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What is the biggest recorded earthquake in Japan?


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Answered 2011-03-21 15:40:31

The biggest recorded earthquake occurred on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 02:46:23 PM (Japan Standard Time) at the epicenter., just East of Sendai, registering at 8.9 on the Richter scale.

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