JAPAN: The Earthquake's Toll

Shocks. It was estimated that Japan suffered more than 1,000 seismic shocks during the period Sept. 1-13. The disturbance is now reported to have completely quieted down.

Damage. Latest reports show that only half Tokyo was destroyed; the other half was severely damaged. The outer harbor at Yokohama was reported in fit condition for landing cargo, but the inner harbor was said to be unsafe. Nearly all steel-constructed buildings and bridges withstood the quake, including the famed Imperial Hotel, which was previously reported in ruins. It was estimate that 315,824 houses were...

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