When the earth shakes, it is undeniable that it can be potentially destructive. We just witness some deadly earthquake recently and we tend to think that it was the worst thing that can happen to a country. But if we look back in history, recent earthquakes seem to pale down into comparison. Even the earthquakes that happened in Japan last March 11, 2011 is nothing compared to the death toll of the world’s deadliest earthquakes. For this reason, join us now as we look back in history and see what happens when earthquakes strike.
10. Kanto, Japan
In 1923, Japan was struck by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake leaving destroyed buildings and 105,000 people died in the aftermath. Even the central cities of Japan were not spared such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, and Chiba. Because the earthquake happened during lunchtime, many people are cooking their food which becomes a triggering factor for fire breakout.