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The city of Kobe and surrounding areas on Tuesday marked the anniversary of the magnitude-7.3 earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people 22 years ago.

A moment of silence was observed at 5:46 a.m., the time when the temblor hit the city on Jan. 17, 1995. Families of victims vowed to keep the memory of the Great Hanshin Earthquake alive for future generations.

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