Kobe and the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995

[caption id="attachment_626" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo credit to: https://www.yahoo.com[/caption] Kobe, a city in western Japan, marked the 23rd anniversary of an earthquake that measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and claimed the lives of 6,434 people on Wednesday. At exactly 5:46 a.m., survivors braved the heavy rain to observe a moment of silence on Jan. 17, 1995, the exact same time and date when the Great Hanshin Earthquake struck the city west of Osaka. At a memorial event held at a public park in Kobe, citizens lit 7,000 bamboo lanterns arranged to spell out the time and date of the disaster, along with the Kanji character that... Register/Login

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