Earthquake case-study (Kobe/Japan-MEDC) 1995

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Location: Japan is located on the east edge of the Eurasian plate. Kobe is a heavily populated area of Japan.

Causes: The phillipines plate was pushing beneath the eurasian plate along the destructive fault line that runs beneath Kobe.

Primary (short-term) effects of the earthquake: 35000 people were


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