Tokyo-Yokohama earthquake of 1923, which is also called "Great Kanto earthquake." This place was hit by an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.9! (The highest is 9.5 so think about that). This is an after and before picture of Kanto, Japan's street when the earthquake hit.
This is a map of Japan, the darker shaded green is Kanto, Japan. It is located east of the border, Kanto is Japan's largest plain but it's densely populated.
Once again a Before and After picture of Tokyo-Yokohama. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit near the noon on September 1, 1923. This earthquake killed an estimated amount of more than 140,000 people.
More than half of the brick buildings and one-tenth of the concrete structures in Yokohama collapsed. This earthquake really destroyed a lot!
Thousands of houses were shaken down or burned in the ensuing fire touched off by the earthquake.
The shock caused a tsunami that got 39.5 feet tall! The tsunami destroyed about 150 houses and killed 60 people. That earthquake was very serious!
More destruction from the earthquake.