Kobe Earthquake Case Study

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What date was the Kobe earthquake?
January 1995, 5.46am
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How far from the epicentre was Kobe?
20km
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What was the magnitude of the earthquake?
7.2 on the Richter Scale
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What plates were involved?
Philippines subducting beneath the Eurasian plate
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How depth was the earthquake?
Shallow - 14hm
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How many aftershocks were there after the earthquake?
Over 1,300
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How many people died?
6,300
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How many people were injured?
35,000
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How much of the water system was inoperable?
70%
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Was all transport routes severely affected?
Yes, Hanshin Expressway suffered a collapse of a 630m section
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How many of the buildings were useable in the CBD?
20%
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What percent of Japan's commercial shipping does Kobe handle?
30%
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What did the ruptured pipes lead to?
3,000 fires
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How many were left homeless?
300,000/ 20%
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How much did the it cost all together?
$99.3 billion
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Reconstruction price tag?
$120 billion
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How many people lost their jobs?
20,000
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How many earthquake drills a year do school children now have?
4
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How slow was Self Defence Force?
5 hours
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How many days after the earthquake did they not have electricity for?
3 days
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