Effects of earthquakes (case studies)

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Kobe earthquake

Date: 17th January 1995

Primary effects:

  • 200,000 houses destroyed
  • Power cables fell causing fires

Secondary effects:

  • 3000 people were made homeless
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Haiti earthquake

Date: 12th January 2010

Primary effects:

  • Buildings collapesed
  • Large cracks in the roads

Secondary effects:

  • 1.5 million people were made homeless
  • Fires
  • Looting (stealing)
  • Disease (due to lack of clean suplies)
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