1923.9.1.11:58

1 Sep

Today is the 90th anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake that flattened Tokyo at about noon on September 1st, 1923.

2 Responses to “1923.9.1.11:58”

  1. Musings September 3, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Someone just sent me one of those forwarded messages about fire tornadoes and how they saw them at the Kanto earthquake.

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    • tokyo5 September 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Yes, the earthquake struck at lunch time so there were many people cooking with gas ranges which caused many fires to start.

      Most of the death and damage in that earthquake was caused by fire.

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