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The Japanese Earthquake of Mar. 7, 1927


FOR the second time since the great earthquake of Sept. 1, 1923, Japan has been visited by a destructive earthquake. The Tajima earthquake of May 23, 1925, was followed on Mar. 7 at 6.28 P.M. (or 9.28 A.M. G.M.T.) by another in nearly the same district, but probably some miles to the east. According to the official report issued from Tokyo, the central zone covers the counties of Naka and Yosa in the province of Tango. It is also stated that the roads to the north of Maizuru are impassable owing to the deep fissures caused by the earthquake. Thus, the centre must be close to the west coast of Wakasa Bay on the Japan Sea side of the islands.

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