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1995 KOBE EARTHQUAKE

Devastation reigned on 17th Jan 1995 when an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit, with the epicentre being found at Kobe City, Japan.

THE EARTHQUAKE
Kobe lies on a boundary of three plates the Eurasian, Pacific and Philippine. It creates a…

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The Japanese also did recognise the financial burden and loss to the families of those in the Kobe earthquake and so overall, ¥10billion (equivalent to £65million) was given to victims, and this allowed them
to help sustain themselves after the incident. It was not an…

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ºKobe was actually highly prepared before the earthquake, as Japan has high tectonic activity levels generally, due to its location on The Ring of Fire. They do this by:

o Having radon detection boreholes because evidence suggests that there is an extra release of radon…

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