Gifu after the earthquake, Japan, 1891.
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Gifu after the earthquake, Japan, 1891.

Milne, John

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Destruction in the town of Gifu, from 'The great earthquake in Japan, 1891' by John Milne (1850-1913), published in Yokohama, c 1892. Milne was a professor at the Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo, and together with W K Burton and other colleagues developed modern seismological techniques which they used to study the 1891 earthquake. Milne and Burton also took the photographs for the book.



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