A Century of Quakes

Associated Press

Major earthquakes in Japan this century, magnitude and toll:

Sept. 1, 1923, Tokyo, 8.3, 100,000 dead.

March 2, 1933, tsunami caused by quake off northeastern coast, 8.9, 2,990 dead.

Dec. 21, 1946, Shikoku, western Japan, 8.0, 2,000 dead.

June 28, 1948, Fukui, western Japan, 7.1, 5,131 dead.

March 4, 1952, Hokkaido, 8.2, 8,233 dead.

June 16, 1964, Niigata, 7.5, 26 dead.

May 16, 1968, Tokachi, eastern Hokkaido, 7.9, 52 dead.

May 25, 1983, Sea of Japan near northern Japan, 7.7, 104 dead.

Jan. 15, 1993, Kushiro, Hokkaido, 7.8, 1 dead.

July 12, 1993, Okushiri, Hokkaido, 7.8, more than 200 dead, some washed to sea by tsunami.

Oct. 4, 1994, Hokkaido and Kuril Islands, 8.1, 8 dead in Kuril Islands.

Dec. 28, 1994, Hachinohe, northern Japan, 7.5, 2 dead.

Jan. 17, 1995, Kobe, western Japan, 7.2, hundreds killed.

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