JAPAN: Shakedown

Southward from Tokyo to the sea, railway tracks writhed and telegraph poles came reeling down as the earth crust moved and slithered. With all communications cut, soaring airplanes could only report that at Osaka, second largest city of Japan, fires had broken out, and that Kobe, third city, biggest port, was in confusion. Reputedly, the Amarubes Bridge, longest railway bridge in the Far East, had shaken down.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!