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In 1923 a devastating earthquake, associated fires, a 40-foot-high tsunami and succeeding violence in which country?

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In 1923 a devastating earthquake, associated fires, a 40-foot-high tsunami and succeeding violence caused an toll of dead or missing estimated at the time of over 140,000, in which country?

APeru
BJapan
CIndonesia
DThe Philippines

Correct Option: 2  

Explanation:
Japan
The Great Kanto Earthquake struck Yokohama and Tokyo just before midday on 1 September and measured about 8.2 on the Richter scale. It left the port metropolis Yokohama in ruins, and 90% of all homes damaged or destroyed. 350,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Tokyo, leaving 60 percent of the city's population homeless. Figures vary but records at the time showed that the quake, the tsunami, the fires and the social upheaval that followed claimed the lives of about 130,000 people, with many more missing.
posted Jul 5 by Saif Khanam

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