The Great Kanto Earthquake, sometimes called the Great Tokyo Earthquake, rocked Japan on September 1, 1923. It was the deadliest earthquake in Japanese history. Tokyo 1923 According to the Guinness Book of Records, the most destructive earthquake ever was the Kanto earthquake that struck the Tokyo and Yokohama areas at 11:58am on September 1, 1923. The city of Yokohama was hit even worse than Tokyo was, although both were devastated. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.9 on the moment magnitude scale with its focus deep beneath Izu Ōshima Island in Sagami Bay.
The Great Kanto Earthquake, also sometimes called the Great Tokyo Earthquake, rocked Japan on Sept. 1, 1923. This is a list of earthquakes in 1923.Only magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes appear on … It measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and occurred when a section of the Philippine Sea plate suddenly shifted under the Kanto Plains. GREAT TOKYO EARTHQUAKE OF 1923. Although both were devastated, the city of Yokohama was hit even worse than Tokyo.