MEDC earthquake

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Name a location of an MEDC earthquake
Kobe, Japan
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When did this earthquake occur?
January 1995
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On what plate boundaries did this happen?
Philippine plate and Eurasian plate (DESTRUCTIVE)
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What magnitude was this earthquake
7.2 on the Richter scale
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How many buildings were destroyed?
21,000
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How many people died?
6,400
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How many people were injured?
40,000
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What were the other short term effects?
1. elevated roads collapsed 2. major fires 3. land destroyed 4. railway lines blocked
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Long term effects?
1. water cut off for 10 days 2. transport stopped
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List some short term responses
1. treating people in overcrowded hospitals 2. rescuing people 3. major retailers provided essentials 4. Army
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List some long term responses
1. Rebuilding EQ proof buildings 2. Repairing roads 3. code to build to 4. regular EQ drills
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