Japanese natural disasters explained

Why does the Kobe earthquake have a different name in Japanese (大阪神地震ー daihansaijishin)?

How did the Frank Llyod Wright Imperial Hotel survive the 1923 Kanto earthquake?

spec foundations, saved from fire by chance, not only one

1 Comment

  1. crella said,

    May 13, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    The Kobe earthquake is Hanshin-Awaji Dai Shinsai in Japanese because it affected the entire Hanshin area, and originated on Awaji Island. Japanese earthquake names pinpoint location and origin precisely.

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