Great Kanto earthquake kills some 105,000 in Japan 90 years ago this hour (1923)


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(Saturday, September 1, 1923, 11:58:44 a.m. JST/2:58:44 UTC) — The Great Kanto earthquake today devastated Tokyo and Yokohama, killing an estimated 142,807 people, but according to a Japanese construction research center report in 2005, 105,000 are confirmed dead.

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