Tectonic Hazard in an MEDC: Kobe Earthquake 1995

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Background - what type of late boundary is japan on?
a destructive plate boundary
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Background - where did the earthquake take place?
in kobe, japanin eastern asia.
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Background - what is the significance of kobe in business?
Kobe is the fifth largest city in japan and is home to one of the most important harbours for international trade.
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Background - what did advanced planning deem kobe to be?
kobe was thought to be 'earthquake proof' because of advanced planning to ensure buildings were structurally resistant to the vibration caused by earthquakes.
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Causes - which plate subducted beneath the other?
the phillipines plate (oceanic) subducted under the eurasian plate (continental)
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Causes - how deep was the focus of the earthquake and how did this effect the impact of the earthquake?
The focus was shallow which means more damage was done
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Causes - what did the earthquake measure on the richter scale?
the earthquake measured 7.2 on the richter scale
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Effects - how many deaths were there
there were 5,000 deaths
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Effects - how many buildings were destroyed?
2000,000 buildings were destroyed.
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Effects - what damage was done to the route of the bullet train?
bridges along the route of the bullet train were destroyed
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Effects - name one industry forced to close due to the effects of the earthquake.
Panasonic was forced to close because of the earthquake.
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Effects - In this earthquake liquefaction occurred. Explain what liquefaction is?
Liquefaction is where the rock that absorbs the earthquakes waves is soft and acts like jelly causing huge prolonged shaking causing more damage.
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Effects - in the long term, how many people were made homeless?
230,000 people were made homeless
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Management - what do modern building have to make them more earthquake resistant?
modern building have deeper foundations to increase their resistance to earthquakes.
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Management - what is one of the things the new integrated action plan aims to improve?
the new integrated action plan aims to improve coordination between the army, police and prime-minister.
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Management - what does the new earthquake prediction warning scheme use, and what does it do with this information?
an efficient earthquake prediction warning scheme uses computers to predict earthquakes and uses this information to warn people via tv, internet and radio.
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