kobe EQ

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  • Kobe Earthquake
    • Bachground
      • 5 am,17th Jan, 1995, Japan.
      • 7.3- richter scale
      • 6th largest city in Japan.
    • causes
      • destructive plate boundaries.
        • pacific
        • Philippine
        • eurasian
      • friction- pressure builds up.
    • Effects
      • 6,500 killed; 30,000 injured; 300,000 homeles.
      • £75 billion on repairs.
      • fires, no water, no electricity, no gas.
      • psychological tramua/ shock
      • liquefaction
    • response
      • new emergency equipment
      • local people helped direct traffic and search under rubble.
      • meridian park- architecture built to withstand Eq and water surges.
        • suspension bridge held too

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