1858 Hietsu earthquake
|Date||April 9, 1858|
|Countries or regions||Japan|
The Hietsu earthquake (飛越地震 Hietsu jishin?) took place on April 9, 1858 (according to the old Japanese calendar, February 26, Ansei 5). It occurred on the Atotsugawa Fault, which connects the Amō Pass in Gifu Prefecture (in the part that was called Hida Province) and Mount Tate in Toyama Prefecture (then known as Etchū Province) on the island of Honshū in Japan. Its name includes one kanji from Hida (飛騨国?) and one from Etchū (越中国?). The earthquake is estimated to have killed 200–300 people. It also caused the Mount Tombi Landslide and blocked the upper reaches of the Jōganji River.
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This article incorporates material from 飛越地震 (Hietsu jishin) and linked articles in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on February 29, 2008.
- 飛越地震（岐阜県防災局） (Hietsu jishin (Gifu-ken Bōsaikyoku)), Gifu Prefecture
- 飛越地震による大鳶山、小鳶山の大崩壊—災害伝承情報データベース (Hietsu jishin ni yoru Ōtonbi-yama, Kotonbi-yama no dai hōkai—Saigai denshō jōhō database), Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications