What caused the great kanto earthquake in 1923?
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The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 was caused by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck the Kantō region of Japan on September 1, 1923. The epicenter of the quake was located just offshore of the city of Sagami Bay in the Pacific Ocean.
The earthquake and subsequent fires killed an estimated 105,385 people, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in Japanese history.