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Friday, March 11, 2011

Japanese Earthquake! Photos & Newspaper Articles, 1923.

An earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in 1923. Here are some images I found from The Brisbane Courier. The photo below is notable, showing an outdoor meeting of the Japanese cabinet of the day.

Something of note I found amongst the timeline of newspaper articles were references to earthquakes in Japan and Canterbury (Auckland) within months of each other in 1869. Seems the 'ring of fire' was truly active in the year of 1869, as it's proving currently. San Francisco was rocked by an earthquake in 1868 that originated in Chile.

The caption above has Tokyo spelt Tokio, the latter being the accepted spelling of the day. I'm not sure when, how or why the I was replaced by Y. To view and read the full articles in which these images were published, follow the citation links at the bottom of the page.

1869 'PARTICULARS OF THE EARTHQUAKE AT CALIFORNIA.',Launceston Examiner (Tas. : 1842-1899), 16 January, p. 5, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36701816
1923 'THE EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE IN JAPAN.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), 12 October, p. 8, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20644591
1923 'JAPANESE TRAGEDY: EXCLUSIVE PICTURES.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), 24 October, p. 13, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20657181
1923 'HAVOC IN JAPAN.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933), 3 September, p. 7, viewed 12 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article20639004

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