Kobe, Japan - MEDC Earthquake

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When did the earthquake in Kobe, Japan occur?
17th January 1995
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What magnitude was the earthquake?
7.2 on the richer scale
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Where is Kobe, Japan situated?
In the middle of 4 tectonic plates
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How many buildings were destroyed/damaged?
190,000 buildings
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How many people died?
4,569 people died
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How many people lost their homes?
300,000 people homeless
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What percentage of the port was destroyed?
90% of port destroyed
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How many wooden homes were destroyed by fire and who did the fires start?
7,500 wooden homes / fire triggered by broken gas pipes and electrical sparks
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What made emergency shelter a problem?
Severe winter followed (-2 degrees C)
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How larger section of bullet train rail was closed?
13km of bullet train rail network
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How long was fresh water in short supply until?
Short supply of water until April 1995
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How long before which 4 services were fully working?
July 1995 before water, gas, electricity and telephone fully working
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When were the railways back in service?
August 1995
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What percentage of the port was working a year later?
80% of port working a year later
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How many housing units had been constructed by when?
134,000 housing units constructed by January 1999
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