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Tectonics earthquake case studies, Kobe and Kashmir

Kobe, Japan MEDC

Fact file

17th January 1995, 5.46am
7.2 Richter scale
Destructive plate boundary- Philippine and pacific plate subduct under Eurasian
plate.

Short term effects

Panic
Main highway falls
Death
Fires
Buildings shake and collapse

Long term effects

Death toll rises to…

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Landslides

Long term effects

Broken sewerage pipes contaminate water
Diseases spread quickly
3 million homeless
Many die in cold winter

Short term responces

Aid from UK charity shelter box
1 million tents distributed by other charities
Army join rescue effort
Aid workers search for survivors

Long term responces

Schools and…

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