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The great Kanto earthquake...

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September 3, 1923

THE DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, September 3, 1923

* The Great Kanto earthquake
* Tokyo and Yokohama Japan

This 26 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "QUAKE'S DEAD IN JAPAN WILL PASS 100,000" and "Tokio Still Burning as Dead Fill Streets; Tidal Waves Engulf Cities"

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with little margin wear and chipping, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: The 1923 Great Kantō earthquake struck the Kantō plain on the Japanese main island of Honshū at 11:58:44 am JST on September 1, 1923. Varied accounts hold that the duration of the earthquake was between 4 and 10 minutes. The Kantō quake killed between 100,000 and 140,000 people, making it the deadliest earthquake ever to strike Japan.

The quake had a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale, with its focus deep beneath Izu Ōshima Island in Sagami Bay.

Category: The 20th Century

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