JAPAN: Authentic

A preliminary estimate of casualties in the great earthquake (TIME, Sept. 10 et seq.), the first that can be called authentic, was published:

Killed 99,331

Wounded 103,733

Missing 43,476

Total ........................................................ 246,540

Houses totally destroyed:

By fire .................................................. 447,128

By collapse .......................................... 128,266

By tidal waves .................................... 868

Total .................................................. 576,262

Houses partially destroyed .................... 126,233

Grand total ........................................ 702,495

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