Senya Fault (千屋断層, Sen'ya Dansō) is a shallow fault system in northern Japan which was responsible for a 7.2 Rikuu earthquake in 1896, along with surface rupture. It is located near the Senya Hills in to the West of the Ou Backbone Range and east of the Yokote Basin in Akita Prefecture.[1]


  1. ^ Univ of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute: High-resolution seismic reflection profiling across the Senya fault at Hanaoka, northern Honshu, Japan: Data acquisition and processing

Coordinates: 39°27′48.42″N 140°36′6.88″E / 39.4634500°N 140.6019111°E / 39.4634500; 140.6019111