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100908-0066 - Kanto Earthquake


Tokyo Taisho 1920s Unknown
An overcrowded street car in Tokyo after the Great Kanto Earthquake (Kanto Daishinsai) of September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12). The quake, with an estimated magnitude between 7.9 and 8.4 on the Richter scale, devastated Tokyo, the port city of Yokohama, surrounding prefectures of Chiba, Kanagawa, and Shizuoka, and claimed over 140,000 victims.
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