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1923 __ The 1923 Great Kantō earthquake
Comment : In Japan’s earthquake crisis [On September 1, 1923, at 11:58:44 am JST, just before noon, an earthquake of magnitude 8.3 occurred : The 1923 Great Kantō earthquake (関東大震災, Kantō daishinsai), radio was the only link by which these people could tell us of their trouble and needs. Cables were twisted and broken by the convulsed bottom of the sea. Only the unbreakable fields of the electrons remained to transfer communication over the thousands of intervening miles. Such prompt aid as we were able to offer must have been seriously delayed had it not been for this radio link which kept us in touch with stricken Japan. (In “RADIO BROADCAST”, Vol. IV, NOVEMBER, 1923, to APRIL, 1924, Garden City, N. Y., DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY, 1924, p. 386)
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