Destruction of the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake
This is a photo of homes flattened to the ground after the 1923 earthquake. The earthquake hit in the waters off of Yokohama bay. The city of Tokyo and the surrounding towns were heavily damaged. Approximately 100,000 to 150,000 lost their lives due the initial quake and the proceeding lack of food and medical care.
9/20/1923 - Tokyo, Japan: Scene of awsome destruction in Tokyo after Earthquake.
Credit: Donated by Corbis-Bettmann