National Geographic : 1924 Apr
P.and A. Photograph A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF YOKOHAMA AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE OF SEPTEMBER, 1923 The most destructive earthquake in the history of man began about noon, on September I, in the neighborhood ofTokyo and Yokohama, entirely destroying the latter city and about 70 per cent of the capital. Fires spread rapidly. The water mains being broken, little could bedone tocheck the flames.