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Disaster preparedness in Tokyo (1)

On September 1, 1923, one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes, the Great Kanto earthquake with Magnitude 7.9, struck the Kanto Plain on the Japanese main island of Honshu. Its epicenter was situated in the Sagami Bay, 80 km south of Tokyo. However, it took only 44 seconds for the first shockwaves to hit Tokyo.