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161110-0005 - Great Kanto Earthquake


Tokyo Showa 1920s Unknown

Devastation caused in Tokyo’s Ginza district by the Great Kanto Earthquake (Kanto Daishinsai) of September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12). Seen from Kyobashi.

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.

1923 Kanto Daishinsai: Tokyo/Ginza Seen from Kyobashi

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