0 An earthquake in 1923 in Japan

While Japan is struggling with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country last week, let us remember another tragedy, which also occurred in the country of the Rising Sun - an earthquake in 1923 in the Kanto region around Tokyo, with a shudder of magnitude 7.9.

Much of Tokyo, then left in ruins, thousands of people became refugees and over 100,000 were killed. Below are archival photos Associated Press, the U.S. Geological Survey, and Dana and Vera Reynolds of the Library of Brown University, showing effects of earthquake.


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