Originally posted by ahnggk
Sorry to break the mood here, that's not a 9.0 M shake!!
If it's a 9.0 M shake, there won't be a single plate on the top of the table! A lot of structures would also collapse as the vibrational energy would actually overcome gravity.
While a 9.0 M did happen on that fateful day, it happened out some distance off the coast so inland, the quake would be a lot weaker
According to this, it's probably 7: