1923 Great Kantō earthquake facts for kids
|Duration||48 s 4 min|
|Magnitude||7.9 8.0 8.2 Mw|
|Depth||23 km (14 mi)|
|Max. intensity||XI (Extreme)|
|Tsunami||Up to 12 m (39 ft)
in Atami, Shizuoka, Tōkai
|Aftershocks||6 of 7.0 M or higher|
The Great Kantō earthquake (関東大震災 Kantō daishinsai) was a Japanese natural disaster in the Kantō region of the island of Honshū. The earthquake struck at 11:58:44 am JST (2:58:44 UTC) on Saturday, September 1, 1923. It lasted between 4 and 10 minutes.
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