Saturday, September 01, 2007

The 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake and Fire

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted

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1923: An earthquake followed by many fires devastated Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, killing more than 140,000 people. More than 694,000 houses were partially or completely destroyed.

In 1960, September 1 was designated as Disaster Prevention Day to commemorate the earthquake and remind people of the importance of preparation ...

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