JDR Vol.18 No.6 pp. 558-561
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2023.p0558


1923 Great Kanto Earthquake: Fire Damage and Lessons Learned

Ai Sekizawa

Center for Fire Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science
Yamasaki 2641, Noda-shi, Chiba 278-8510, Japan

September 1, 2023
This article is an English translation of an article “The Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923: Actual Situation and Lessons Learned from the Fire Damage” published in the public relations magazine “Bosai” of the Cabinet Office (No.40, 2007/7), with additions made by the author.
Cite this article as:
A. Sekizawa, “1923 Great Kanto Earthquake: Fire Damage and Lessons Learned,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.18 No.6, pp. 558-561, 2023.
Data files:
  1. [1] J. Suzuki, “The Great Kanto Earthquake – Verification From the Viewpoint of Firefighting, Medical Care, and Volunteers,” Chikuma Shobo, 2004.
  2. [2] Tokyo City Hall (Ed.), “Tokyo Earthquake Disaster Record,” 1926.
  3. [3] Survey Committee for Earthquake Disaster Prevention, ”Earthquake Disaster Prevention Report,” No.100, 1925.

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