Case Study Earthquake, MEDC

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Case Study:
Great Hanshin
earthquake
Tick Managing Ma Managing change in the
economic nag human environment
development ing
the
phy
sic
al
envi
ron
me
nt
Section of the syllabus NATURAL
HAZARDS
Location Town/city/regi Country Continent
on
T Japan Asia
C Kobe
RKansai
What What are the
Earthquake causes?
When
17th January
1995 (5:46am)
Why
Three crustal plates
meet near to the coast
of Japan. The
Japanese island arc
has been formed from
the molten magma A release of
released by the melting pressure built
Philippines Plate. up from the
Earthquakes happen destructive
because of the friction plate
resulting from the two boundaries
plates colliding along between the
this destructive Philippine
margin. The Kobe plate and the
Earthquake was due to Eurasian plate,
the shallow depth of the Philippine
the focus which was plate and the
only about 16 kms. Pacific plate
below the surface and and a collision
the fact that the boundary
epicentre occurred between the

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Pacific plate
populated area. and the
Seismic shockwaves Eurasian plate
travelled from Awaji
Island (the epicentre)
along the Nojima
Fault to the cities of
Kobe and Osaka.
Facts and figures
Magnitude: 7.…read more

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Schools
and
factorie
s have
regular
earthqu
ake
drills,
etc.
Keywords destructive
plate boundaries,
Seismic shockwaves,
http://www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk/gcse/tectonics.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hanshin_earthquake
http://www.georesources.co.uk/kobehigh.htm
http://getrevising.co.uk/resources/medc_earthquake_case_study_kobe#s=2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/natural_hazards/earthquakes_rev5.…read more

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