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120419-0006 - Nobi Earthquake


Gifu Meiji 1890s Georges Bigot

Devastation caused by the Nobi Earthquake (濃尾地震, Nobi Jishin) of October 28, 1891 (Meiji 24). Published in the British weekly illustrated newspaper The Graphic on December 25, 1891 (Meiji 24).

The Nobi Earthquake measured between 8.0 and 8.4 on the scale of Richter and caused 7,273 deaths, 17,175 casualties and the destruction of 142,177 homes.

Original text: “Distributing provisions to the surviving sufferers at Gifu; Mother and child-killed by the fall of a gateway of the outside wall of a temple near the railway station, Gifu; After the earthquake-inhabitants of Ogaki sleeping in the open air; Street of Kanda-machi at Gifu—The funeral of one the victims at daybreak”

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