GCSE Geography AQA Kobe Earthquake Case Study

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  • Kobe Earthquake
    • Primary Effects
      • 20 000 buildings collapsed
      • Bullet trains de-railed
      • Wooden houses collapsed
      • 120 of the 150 quays in the port of Kobe were destroyed
      • Hanshin Express Collapsed
    • Responses
      • Quake/fire proofed buildings
      • More seismograph for tracking tectonic activity
      • 3 months to get systems back working - gas and eectricity
      • Now have earthquake drills
      • 1.2 million volunteers in relief efforts
    • Secondary Effects
      • 230 000 people were left homeless
      • shortages of clean water and food
      • blocked roads delayed fire engines and ambulances
      • Transport stopped for 3 days - trains
      • Many systems shut down - gas and electric
      • Wildfire - 7500 wooden houses destroyed
    • Background Information
      • Causes by Eurasian and Phillipines plate subducting
      • Nojima fault
      • 17 January 1995
      • lasted 2-3 minutes
      • 6000 deaths
      • 716 aftershocks
      • 7.2 on the Richter scale

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